This morning I did my 10x800s. The weather was HOT, humid and muggy. I was sucking wind after the first one. I did a 1 mile warm up to the track, did my ten 800s and then 1 mils cool down back home. I always use my Garmin on this track bc the track has no markings and doesn't appear to be all that accurate as I've discovered on past runs (for the 800s I only run around about 1 3/4 times). Oh, and remember the last blog post where I said I rarely sweat?? Today my sneakers were squishy when I got home, that's how soaked in sweat I was. What a nasty, nasty morning.
My goal for each 800 was sub 3:25. I usually keep each one between 3:15-3:20 but with a 20 miler planned for tomorrow I decided to stick to 3:25. I do about 45 seconds to 1 minute recovery b/w each 800. I didn't know until last week that your recovery time is supposed to be however long it took you to run the 800 (i.e. 3:22 recovery). OOPS. This is how I've always done them so that's what I did today.
Average time for each 800 was 3:22, with my average pace being 6:44.
SO, If you think I'm going to run 3:22:00 at my upcoming marathon, think again!! lol. No freaking way. Thanks for your boost of confidence Mr. Yasso, but I don't believe you! Only time will tell!