Total lifetime tracked distance: 106 KM
Today’s run: 4 KM
Today was my first day back training after taking a few days off to let my body reset from the past month of running workouts. I decided that a track workout would be the best place to ease myself back into my running. With that in mind, I ventured down to my local track.
In my limited experience of running, I have watched a few YouTube videos describing the types of workouts. One type that caught my eye is something called “repeats”.
With this concept in place, I planned my workout as followed:
1 x 400 metres at a relaxed pace
6 x 400 metres at increased effort for each rep (30 seconds rest in between)
1 x 800 metres at final effort pace from the last repeat
1 x 400 cool down at relaxed pace from the start
So, how did I fare? Well, I think I had an excellent workout and made some progression in my running form. Here are my times for the 400-metre repeats:
- 150 seconds (relaxed pace)
- 130 seconds (first repeat)
- 127 seconds (second repeat)
- 121 seconds (third repeat)
- 115 seconds (fourth repeat)
- 107 seconds (fifth repeat)
- 99 seconds (final repeat for the 400 distance)
- 97 seconds (first lap of my 800-metre rep)
- 109 seconds (second lap of my 800-metre rep)
- 140 seconds (cool down lap)
As I progressed through the workout, I was shockingly surprised that I was able to speed up my pace consistently (besides the last two laps…).
It felt incredible to be back on my feet, pushing myself and working towards becoming better.
I am planning on joining a running club that also offers coaching. Hopefully this will only increase my motivation levels!
Just one foot after the other, day after day.