Monday, September 7, 2009

Downshifting

Do you remember the Ford Pinto?I had one of those for a brief time in High School, before I totaled it! I loved shifting that thing! I could squeal the tires in all four gears, plus I learned how to use the transmission to slow the vehicle by downshifting. It was a great car, to bad I took my eyes of the road for one stinkin' second and kaboom!! That's another story! I did live!
I am going to down shift this week, slow down but raise the rpm's. What I mean is I will lessen the miles but raise the pace speed. Today I headed to the track since school is out. I wanted some MP miles so I did a two mile warm-up and then five MP miles with a brief cool down. The temps are back to Summertime levels (YES!!). So the heat did take a little toll.
Totals- 7.25 miles/ 1:08:15/ 9:24's. Five solid MP miles with an 8:46 as the best and the last dropped to a 9:23. I will try to hit the track again Saturday, but I have two weddings that day! The first one is at 3pm, the second at 7pm. Life is a blast!! Hope all went well with you this weekend and to those that raced looking forward to reports! Peace!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Great workout at the track. Was the Pinto the one that would explode when hit from behind? I hope the weddings went well!

Marlene said...

Good idea to "downshift" (great analogy).

Congrats on those MP miles and have a good week!

amyreinink said...

AWESOME analogy! Mu husband drives a 1989 Honda. It's slow, but man, is it ever steady! Cheers to smart, consistent training!

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