Friday, July 23, 2010

Full Yasso 800 Workout

I started the Yasso 800 workouts at four reps last month and worked my way up to seven reps as of last week. But given two days rest, I figured I'd go ahead and jump up and do the full 10 reps, rather than just eight. Granted, the sinuses are still a mess (I think Damon is likely right when he suggested I might have pollen allergies, not a head cold), but I felt okay energy wise, so what the heck.

Temps were in the lower 80s, but it wasn't all that humid out and there was pretty decent cloud cover, so it wasn't really an issue.  

Started strong, ended strong. Pretty pleasantly surprised at how well it went, which is not to say it was easy. Some reps were easier than others. Kind of reminded me of running a marathon or ultra, when you have down periods and up periods.  

Reps:
2:53
3:02
2:55
2:59
2:58
2:58
2:57
2:58
2:56
2:58
Average = 2:57

Also ran a mile warm-up on the track, and a little over a mile cooldown barefoot afterwards on the athletic fields. With the light jogging in between each rep, turned out to be a pretty good mileage day. Still looking forward to the long run on Sunday.  

Ran 10.2 miles total.
One mile warm-up at 7:51/mile. 
Yasso 800s plus the light running in between reps: 7.9 miles @ 7:19/mile pace. 
Cool down: 1.3 miles @ 10:05/mile pace.  Barefoot. 
Lower 80s, partly sunny. 
Saucony Kinvara, shorts. 

5 comments:

Blaine Moore said...

Well, no matter what the ups/downs effort wise, that's some good consistency! You're going to rock MDI this year.

RICK'S RUNNING said...

lOOKING GOOD.
Your fitness seems to be improving fast!
How do the shoes feel when your pushing 6 min mile pace?

Jamie said...

They feel great! Really digging these Saucony Kinvaras. Still continues to be the most impressive shoe I've ever run in.

sn0m8n said...

JAMIE SMASH!!!! MDI!!!!!

Love2Run said...

Pushing for sub-3? Those are fast 800's!