Workout for Saturday, 2 February

Today was my second Hundred Pushups workout.  I forgot to grab a screen cap of the workout but if I recall correctly it was something like this:

  • 20
  • 25
  • 15
  • 15
  • 25

For a total of 100 pushups.  Each set had a 90-second rest interval.  So far the program is pretty easy.  We’ll have to see how it ramps up.

Next was a run.  I decided to mix it up today for two reasons: 1) variety in training is good and 2) I was in a hurry and didn’t want to spend 40-minutes out on the road.  Good enough right?

Luckily it was a hard effort run day.  It’s a lot easier to adjust your time factor and still get the workout you want on a hard day than on an easy day.  On an easy day, less time means less distance.  No way around it.  But with a hard day you can be creative.  I wasn’t that creative since I just did a 2x1600m interval with a warm up, cool down and 200m recovery interval in between, but at least it was something different but still relevant to my goal.

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Obviously, my second 1600m wasn’t as strong as the first.  Part of that was fitness, part was poor strategy.  I think I should have gone a little easier during my recovery period in order to maximize my effort during the hard legs.  I really like this workout for the longer sustained effort it requires.  I think that 1600m intervals are great for training my mind to the difficulty of a 2-mile run effort.

[Note: I realize that posting the maps is fairly pointless at this point since I run the EXACT SAME ROUTE every time but I’m just getting in the habit because my hope is to start mixing up my run locations so I have a neat collection of maps and even getting some elevation changes in there so I can justifiably post the elevation profiles of my runs too.]

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