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:
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.
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.]