Friday, May 07, 2010

10 x 800

Last night we ran our Yasso climax of 10 x 800m. That is one serious workout! My coach from last year came out and offered to pace me for ~3:45 800s. We chatted through the first 5 repeats when it still felt somewhat comfortable, and he carried the conversation for the final 5 when I really had to start working to keep up, while I soaked up some last minute advice for next weekend.

The results:

3:53
3:55
3:45
3:44
3:39
3:35
3:32
3:28
3:27
3:19*

Average: 3:38/800

So according to Mr. Yasso, I can run a 3:38 marathon. Ha! (Maybe one day...)

*my previous fastest 800 was 3:24

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The plan for this weekend is a (not so) long run of 10 miles on Saturday and an easy run of a few miles on Sunday.

In other news, hubby comes home this weekend! The four weeks has gone by quickly thanks to plenty of running and my awesome family and friends keeping me occupied, but Sunday afternoon can't get here fast enough!

Have a great weekend and
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

37 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! Good job babe!

Enjoy Sunday ;)

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the Yasso's! And yay for the hubby coming home!

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! You rocked those Yassos!

Laura said...

You are going to rock Mississauga. I am planning to come support our run group so will keep my eye out for you.

Bethany + Ryan said...

Wow, great job! And yeah, someday you will run 3:38! I know u can and so does Bart! Sun 4:00 hours here u come! I think u'll shatter the 4 hour mark!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

VERY NICE!! how can anyone talk during spped work??

So since hubby is returning after being away for 4 weeks I would guess that we will not hear from you for a week... :))

Jamie said...

WOW! Awesome job on the 800's! You are going to rock the marathon!

RunningLaur said...

Next weekend!!! Woo hoo!!

I think in my next major training round for a marathon I'd like to get up to 10x800. It wasn't in my schedule this time, but I think it'd be a huge confidence boost to do it. (and you rocked it!!)

Can't wait to hear all about the marathon!

misszippy said...

Great job! Keep that number front and center when you run the marathon!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome!!! Glad hubby is coming home, you made it though!! :)

lindsay said...

if you believe you will achieve :)

come on, that's only a 50-minute pr. no biggie right? ;)

nice job on the 800's! i think you are sandbagging a little. hello, 7 of those were below goal pace speedster.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Whew, at first those fast times scared me but I forgot they were in Canadian!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Nice workout!! 800 PR, whoop! :)

I'm glad the 4 weeks have gone quickly, but yay, Hubs returns!!! haha

enjoy the weekend!! xo

J said...

YOU are a running Goddess!! Seriously that is amazing! 10x800! I am just in awe! Great job! Enjoy the weekend!!

chris mcpeake said...

great speed workout. Your speed is really coming along great

Mistyfied said...

great job on the 800's.

destination262 said...

Good job on those 800's. I don't think I could have held a conversation and ran that fast. Way to go!! :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Damn girl, NICE! I bet you can run a 3:38. I only made it to 8 x 800s in my training b/c it was taper time. Next time my goal is to get to 10. You rocked it!!

X-Country2 said...

Trust Mr. Yasso. That time is yours!

Heather said...

Wow, impressive job on the 800's! That is super speedy.

jawsome said...

You have been training so well/hard, you may surprise yourself! Good work on the Yasso's - 10 at that speed is worth crowing over :)

MCM Mama said...

Whoa! That's some kind of fast! If I had to bet - I'd say you are going to finish this marathon way under 4 hours. You go girl!!!

The Happy Runner said...

NICE!
A 3:38 marathon from you would not surprise me in the least. You'll do great!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Nice workout! Speedy!

Enjoy the reunion with Hubbs!

Emz said...

Yay you on the 800's!!!

Enjoy your weekend with the hubbs. :)

ajh said...

You are very hardcore! Great job!!!!

Meg said...

I feel like I just did 10 x 800 yesterday, although it was weeks ago! You did an awesome job, way to knock those out! I can't wait until your race. Have fun this weekend, reunions are wonderful!
Have a great weekend!

Char said...

Wow! 10 X 800's - that's a serious workout.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Nice work getting faster with every 800! I can never keep getting faster, I guess I start out too strong...

Anne said...

At the risk of repeating myself...geez you're a speedy one!! Yay for hubby coming home :)

Amy said...

Fantastic job on those Yassos! How do you chat while running that pace?

Enjoy your (short?) long run!

Teamarcia said...

Nice Yasso's! Hey if he says you can do it, believe it!

Wow you and your mom in London--sooooo fun! What great memories!

Denise said...

i totally think you can run that!! you're having a great year, running incredible paces...don't sell yourself short! go for what your paces are indicating.

sneakersister.com said...

Nice job Marlene! You are faster than you think you are. Store up that energy this week for next weekend - you are going to do great!!

Aneta said...

ya, those yassos are brutal!
good job!

Lisa said...

believe in the yassos!

RoadBunner said...

Great job! I say GO FOR IT!!! My last training plan said I should go for a 4:07 and I went 4:14 with some juice left at the end. Makes me wonder what I could have done if I had pushed a little more.