Thursday, 29 December 2011

Like a Metronome (part deux)

I reported back in August 2011 of my joy of running consistant laps down at the running track. Tonight I had similar plans to get out on the lanes and get some proper pacing and control back into my running. Members of my running club were attending to do some speed work around the track which I was not too interested in doing preferring my well rehearsed routine but to enjoy their company.

The general plan was to run the 5km to and from the track as a warm up/down process and once their he plan was to do 6,400 metres comprising 8 laps anti-clockwise and then turn around to do 8 laps in the opposite directionand do it in 34 minutes

Distance  Duration
400 m 02:10
400 m 02:09
400 m 02:08
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:06
400 m 02:06
400 m 02:06
400 m 02:08
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:08
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:08
400 m 02:07
400 m 02:06
Total 33:57

The lovely thing about this is I was not looking at my watch at any time during the run and apart from the first 2 laps my time varies ± 2 seconds and I managed to pace to 3 seconds under my chosen time for the run.

BTW I was barracked and "informed" that I was going the wrong way around the track on the last 8 laps...indeed I was but I was in the outer lane and so was not breaking etiquette. As to why....I am not training to run on a track so was evening up the load on my IT Bands....simples :-)

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