Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back to the track

I'm still coughing a bit with my remnants of a cold, but it was time to get back to the track to tune up my "speed" (such as it is) for my half marathon in a week. Doing some hard intervals is just the thing to make a sustained half marathon pace feel a lot easier.

We took the girls over to the track and did one lap with them. Catherine can run about 3/4 of the way around, and Elisabeth ran probably half of the distance and finished her lap in 4:55. That's pretty good for those short little legs! In two weeks we're going to attempt a one-mile walk/run event at our Y, so they're in their final training for that.

Then I was on my own. So it was a set of 8 100s on the straightaway of the track with a jog around to complete each quarter mile. Yeah, there's some drift in the signal, I wasn't really running crazily through the bleachers:

The pace signal is still sampled too infrequently for this type of workout. Oh well.

1 comment:

Rainmaker said...

Fun times - intervals and the Garmin always make interesting pictures. Btw, you can increase the pace frequency sampling rate - at the cost of battery life. But you could really crank it down for intervals (and then if like me - forgot to 'normalize' it when I go on a long ride). Food for thought.