Wednesday, May 28, 2008

800's on the track

After doing a mile warmup, I did several 800's at race pace. It was an interesting workout. My speed doesn't seem to be improving any, but I did these 800's easily enough. I think I need to do more tempo runs, as they may help my speed issues a little more. Right now, I am doing well just to complete my workouts as they come up. I am a little tired, and I want to run well in the Dr. Pepper 10k, but I am not improving on my speed, and it's been so hot, I have not had good workouts to speak of.

Maybe next year, I will not compete at all during the summer months, and just run early and keep some basic mileage up.

2 comments:

KcandyP said...

Hey Jerry,

Sorry your work out with 800's is not improving your speed. They should be helping, of course you are right, in the heat I read that our pace can be as much as 2 minutes slower than when it's cool. That's a lot! And as for competing in the summer I think I may be right there with you. I actually do well in the 800's or the 100's but to go fast at anything much further is very difficult. I just overheat. I'm sure everything you are doing is increasing your speed, if it were cooler I bet you would see a big change. Just think, if you can do what you are doing now, which is very good, in the heat...next fall your speed should just come. Right?

Jerry Hollingsworth said...

I hope you are right...and I think you are. Let's hope, huh? Ha....I have to blame it on something.