I used the advanced workout feature to do today?s Yasso 800 repeats outside. Today?s run was to be 8 miles so I chose to run out to the bridge and back. I figured that I could run about 1.5 miles to warm up. I had a parking lot that I run along the edge of which I wanted to be past prior to beginning my first 800.
It worked out nicely. Past the parking lot and onto the main part of the trail, I hit my lap button to begin my first of six 800 (? mile) repeats. During this segment, the speed alarms were blaring continuously like a horn signaling all walkers to move over. They were probably thinking, ?How rude!?
After hearing the beats to signal that I had run the required ? mile, I slowed down and glanced at the elapsed time for that lap. It was 3:49. Perfect!
I began a recovery jog (3 minutes 50 seconds), and then I decided to change the speed zones to eliminate the annoying alarms. I stopped the timer to do this and, after resuming my recovery jog, I pressed the lap button prior to the timer reaching 3:50. I figured that I had received the balance in rest during the time that I was reprogramming the watch.
My next ? mile repeat was finished in 3:55. I was NOT pleased with this time. I was running into a headwind, but I still had 4 more repeats to go. I tried not to worry and recovered for the allotted 3:50. My next repeat was 3:44. I completed my recovery jog and then turned around and headed back to the office. The following repeats were 3:43, 3:42, and 3:47. Not bad for my first Yasso 800s off the treadmill.