Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Workout Wednesday!

Good Morning!! 

I did a five mile run this morning and other than wanting to quit at mile 1, it was nothing special.  I feel like since the marathon I've gotten slower... which bothers me :(  I know it's not a big deal, because I'm still out there running and it doesn't matter the pace, but before I started marathon training I was consistently running anywhere between 8:40-8:50 pace ALL THE TIME.  Now I'm lucky if I stay under a 9:40 pace.  Uuuuugh!

So, I've decided I need some speed work.  My hubby was a track star in high school so he knows all about what to do, but I still like to look up speed work on pinterest (because I'm addicted.)  Here is an article that I found that will be helpful.  I have to have it laid out for me, when it says 400X4 and 500 at easy, and all that, I don't understand.  Now if I take hubby out there with me, he explains it all and it's fine, but we can't always go together, so this was a good article that even I can understand :)

I run some pretty big hills almost every day, so I liked this!  And it's so true!

When I did my first half, I barely trained for it- meaning: I signed up for it Monday and did it the following Saturday.  But running hills is hard, it helps with your speed and your endurance.  When I was running on flat ground, I kept thinking "Man, this isn't that hard."

So, needless to say, I'm going to start doing some speed work.  Have you heard of any good speed work outs?


  1. I'm looking into speed work too. I'm much slower than you, but have shaved about 4 minutes off my 5K time. I also struggle with understanding what the workouts like 4x400 mean! Please share if you find real translations or more user friendly ideas :)

  2. Great job for pushing through on your run this morning. I took a look at that article you posted on this entry and it has some GREAT tips. High Intensity Interval Training and running up hills will help you significantly, not to mention melt a ton of fat.

  3. thanks ladies! abigail, great job on your new 5k time!!! 4 minutes is incredible! keep at it!