Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Track workout 5x1600m cut downs

Dale called me last night wanting to get together for a run. I was planning on my hilly route but decided to meet at the track at 5:30am for 5x1600m again. Actually, I didn't decide to do five until I had finished the fourth one. I was feeling suprisingly good this morning. I cut the rest down to a 2-2.5 minute jog around the track and cut my times down from two weeks ago as well. Here are the splits. 6:23, 6:10, 6:06, 5:58, 5:41 (average 6:03).

Two weeks ago my splits were 6:21, 6:15, 6:06, 6:04, 5:49

McMillan's cruise interval pace for a 2:55 marathon is 5:57-6:04 so I guess I am on track.

Meb was on Letterman last night and did the Top Ten "things you think about when running the marathon." Number one was "I really hope that was Gatorade."

Sunday's marathon had 43,741 starters and 43,475 finishers. The latter is a historic high; New York's own previous highest total was 38,607 in 2007.

Actor Edward Norton completed the NYC Marathon in 3:48:01. I thought this was the fastest celebrity for the year but Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen ran 3:41:43.


Chuck said...

Great job on your 1600m intervals!

Comparing the splits times from two weeks ago I noticed that your overall improvement was 17 seconds. That is a very nice improvement considering that you also cut down the recovery time! You are definitely on track for a marathon PR at CIM.

Dale Lister said...

Thanks for meeting me! Did we really do 5 intervals? (I know my last was only an 800, but I was thinking I did 3 miles plus the 800) Well, I reset my watch and lost my splits, so I guess I lost my mind as well.... 4 1/2 miles of intervals would make the total of 7.25 from my garmin about right.... Now I have to go back and correct MY blog!