Week 15 DIY Track Attack!
6×800 – The midseason standard bearer workout. 3 main ways to run this workout.
1.) Keep your current pace and run smooth and consistent for all 6. If you are feeling good look to push that last 400.
2.) Take your current fitness and run the 1st 4 reps at that pace. Try to run 4 seconds a lap faster (about 15 seconds per mile pace) for the last 2 reps to challenge your self and work on the negative split.
3.) Pick your goal 5k pace for the fall. Start at that pace and hold on for as long as possible. This will really push you to your limit and you will get to work on the mental fortitude needed to push through for a big PR or seasons best. If you don’t hurt a little bit in workouts you will not be prepared for challenges of race day!
Remember: If you are not keeping a total time running on one of your watch faces you can always just time your rests as well.
Keep between 45-75 seconds and try to pick one time frame of rest and stick to it!
We also recommend wearing a mask or a buff over your mouth and nose if you are doing these at a crowded track and remember to socially distance! Stay safe and healthy out there!