My Life as a Dog

Monday, February 04, 2013

Intervals


I've been running now for 2 years and a few months. I'm two weeks into training for the Ogden Marathon in May. As part of the training program I'm following I have to run 3 miles on Tuesdays and Thursdays for several weeks before I start increasing the distance. Currently, 3 miles is kind of a short run for me so I've debated how to run those 3 miles to switch it up. The first two weeks I decided to see if I could up my time which I did. Not a tone but faster than I have been running 3 miles. Today, I decided to try interval training. I googled it and found that it can be kind of simple. Below is the schedule I ended up following. Not exactly what I planned but I upped the speed towards the end when I realized I had more energy.

Minutes MPH Distance
5 6.0 0.50
1 8.00.13
4 6.0 0.50
1 8.0 0.13
4 6.0 0.50
1 8.0 0.13
4 6.0 0.50
1 8.0 0.13
4 6.0 0.50
1 8.5 0.15
2 6.5 0.22

In the end I ran my 3 miles in about 28 minutes which is more time that I would have normally. In spite of that I think I'm going to stick with doing interval training at least once a week. I will definitely up my MPHs next time because I didn't feel as exhausted as I normally do. Hopefully this does good things for my training. It's supposed to anyway. 
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