Thursday, April 28, 2011

Track

This six week stretch is my longest consecutive streak of weekly workouts since 1990.  I guess there is something about moderation.  I thought a couple of weeks back that we had pretty much hit a plateau and the times since that week have proven that out.  Once we get by the 6km championships (May 8) it might be time to change up the workouts a little.  I like doing “K’s”.  Kilometers (1,000 meters or 2.5 laps) are a great distance; I feel they provide just the right mix of speed and distance. 


            6x400 with 400 rest                                                     Total    Total    Avg
Date                 1           2          3          4          5          6          Time     Change Change
03/24/11          1:17.9   1:18.3   1:17.9   1:18.7   1:16.9   1:15.7   7:45.4    -       -
03/31/11          1:16.0   1:16.5   1:16.7   1:16.9   1:15.2   1:14.9   7:36.2   9.2    1.5
04/07/11          1:15.1    1:15.2   1:14.6   1:15.3   1:13.9   1:14.7   7:28.8   7.4    1.2
04/14/11          1:14.4   1:13.9   1:13.7   1:12.9   1:13.8   1:11.5    7:20.2   8.6    1.4
04/20/11          1:14.6   1:14.2   1:12.5   1:13.2   1:13.6   1:11.2    7:19.3    .9      .1
04/20/11          1:12.6   1:14.5   1:14.8   1:13.1    1:13.2   1:12.1    7:20.3    1.0    .2

2 comments:

GZ said...

That evidence is ... well, compelling. Would you expect to see that same sort of progression, plateau with 1000s?

double-d said...

Yes, I'd expect a couple of weeks getting up to full speed then a plateau. Although the goal for 1k's is different than quarters, there should be a smilar increase.