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2010-11-21 - Ten 800m Repeats

~6.2 miles @ ~8.5 min/mi

A pair of young ladies in fuchsia and black materialize to do yoga-stretches on the track infield and disrupt my plan to maintain steady-pace intervals. Confession: my last three sets are significantly faster than those before. At 4pm on Sunday the temperature is 50ish with east winds that blow chill. On the way to the store it's belated solo time trials for me at the local middle-school track, double-lap (half-mile or maybe 800m) repeats with half a lap (~2 minutes) of recovery walk/jog between each. The splits accelerate due to vanity and enthusiasm: 3:47 + 3:44 + 3:39 + 3:41 + 3:45 + 3:42 + 3:46 + 3:38 + 3:37 + 3:31 (!). If the "Yasso 800" formula is right this forecasts an incredible marathon next Saturday. We shall see ...

^z - 2010-12-01