Three months into my training program and things are looking good. I’ve pretty much stuck with the Hal Higdon’s training program and I’ve been consistent in my long slow distance. I’ve done my strength workouts, and have hit my pace runs at a better pace than needed to qualify for Boston. I have added a consistent bit of speed to it as well. I know that I am on the right track. I know that I am improving. But will it be enough this time?
As far as Yasso 800 repeats, I have only done 4 repeats at a time in a workout. Additionally, up until now, my Yasso repeats have been on the treadmill. It’s a good workout, but it feels a bit like cheating. I plan to increase the amount as well as take it to the track.
Today, with a 3-mile run on the schedule, I decided to do some more Yasso 800s. Since yesterday’s 6 mile run was at a slower pace than usual, I thought that it kept to the hard – easy – hard pattern. I basically did the same workout as Tuesday except that I took the speed up to 8.0 during each repeat and rested at 6.7. It wasn’t easy, but it was easier. I wasn’t out of breath like I’ve been in the past.
Then tonight my son and I hit the YMCA for some weights. I was nice to be out showing him the smith-press and seeing what weight routines he has. We had limited time due to the childcare closing so I finished up abdominals and the balance of my shoulders, biceps & triceps at home. Things are coming around and I feel good about my training so far.