Interstellar Adventures

August 23, 2005

So what’s next?

Filed under: Adventures,Running Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:40 am

Now that the Colorado relay is over, what’s next you ask? Well, the marathon is the next thing on the list. October 23 in San Francisco. That’s exactly two months away! I’m done with hill workouts now, but we’ve moved on to Yasso’s and Mile Repeats.

I had Yasso’s explained to me like this. You should run 800s in minutes what your marathon goal time is in hours. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll use my goal time. If you marathon finish goal time is 5 hours, then you should run an 800 (two times around a quarter mile track) in 5 minutes. Between each 800, jog the same number of minutes it took you to run your repeat. Then, run another 800 in 5 minutes. You start with a low number of repeats the first week, then build up to 10 over several weeks.

Mile repeats are similar. These you are supposed to run 20 seconds faster than your goal pace. Then walk 400 meters between each repeat. This Thursday we’re supposed to do six of those bad boys. I see a max of eight in a day on our schedule. Holy moly! That should be fun. 🙂

After the marathon? The Rockledge Rumble 30K Trail Run on Nov. 12. Then, the White Rock Marathon on Dec 11. Then, the big, bad Bandera 50K Trail Run on Jan. 7. Bandera is what started all this blogging stuff. I still think that this is one of the hardest things I have ever done and finished. Last year I conquered the 25K trail (plus some). This next time I’m going for twice the distance. A 50K. That’s 31 miles. Depending on how well (or not so well) my marathons go, I will be running the 50K distance. If I’m not feeling so hot, then I’ll just do the 25K again for fun (and a better time). This is the grand master plan.

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