Friday, March 20, 2009


I think I have a love hate relationship with track day? The love part is getting the workout done and having the satisfaction of a job well done, the hate part is when you are in the seventh repeat and you want to quit! You're wondering. "why am I doing this?" Anyway, I do enjoy track day besides the suffering part.

Instead of 1600's I decided on what I'll call "modified Yassos." I did 10 x 800 meters with a 400 rest interval. The 400 was jogging and the 800's were at or near 5K pace. This workout is supposed to be an indicator of your Marathon time. Here are my laps 3:54, 3:55, 3:52, 3:50, 3:53, 3:56, 3:53,(where I wanted to quit) 3:56, 3:55, 3:52. So.....according to this effort today I can run a sub four hour marathon? We will see.
Well, Marquette won by one point, and as I write this my beloved Tigers are up at the half against Cornell.
I passed 17,000 miles today for my lifetime mileage. I was thinking about the importance of staying in tune with our bodies. There will be aches, pains, injuries, and sickness, and age urggg! but with common sense and humility we can run better, faster, and stronger than ever before!

Go Tigers! Peace!


aron said...

i definitely feel you on the love hate thing. i love them when they are OVER :) great job!!!!

Love to Run said...

I know you directed the Marquette comment at me. As I write this, Mizzou is up by 10 in the second half, 14 to go so it looks like Sunday will be the grudge match for us. I shall considered you a friend except for a mere 2 hours on Sunday. And don't be using your powers as a pastor to get the big guys help on the game. Remember, Marquette is a Jesuit College and can try to call on Him as well. :)

My life is running up to my mid 20's was spent on the track so I love track workouts. Brings back many memories of the Glory Days. i hope your Yasso times add up to a great marathon!

Shilingi-Moja said...

I'm with you on the love/hate relationship with the track. Great times on the 800m repeats. That's a lot of fast repeats.

Mark said...

Congrats on Wisconsin winnng in a thrilling contest last night! Marquette had a tougher draw and man they have some players! I think we will be in for a great game Sunday. Good luck, still friends except for two hours on Sunday! Oh, Go #17!!!It's Bristol this week, too!

Marlene said...

Nice work on the Yassos. That is something I have never tried, but I am scheduled to do them with my group next week. I'm excited!

Great philosophy at the end of your post. Have a nice weekend!


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