Category Archives: track

Midweek workout summary and Max Heart Rate test

I’ve still been feeling my sore piriformis a bit this week, but it doesn’t seem to be too aggravated by running, so I’ve just been trying to be a responsible stretcher (definitely my weak suit!), and otherwise ignoring it. Monday:  … Continue reading

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How to manually delete laps from your Garmin data

Part 1: So, not being a computer scientist, I can only imagine it must be incredibly tricky for the Garmin folks to write code that will allow you to delete a lap o.O (suspicious look).  Because otherwise I can’t figure … Continue reading

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Speed work: Yasso 800’s

Back in 2001, Runner’s World published this article with Bart Yasso’s format for achieving a faster marathon.  It’s super simple: 1) Take your goal marathon pace (hours and minutes). 2) Run 800 meters (half mile) in the same number of … Continue reading

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3×2 miles: the thrill of victory, the agony of dry-heaving in the bushes

Today’s “track” workout with BT was not actually on the track but instead was 3 repeats of the 2 mile loop that runs around the athletic fields behind the track.  It was complicated by the battery on my Garmin dying … Continue reading

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Mile trial to make me smile

…at least for a while.  It’s on file by the Nile with my friend Kyle the crocodile.  Ok I’m done. 1 mile warm-up on the chip trail (in my real life as a scientist, an experiment I do frequently is … Continue reading

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track mile redemption

I was super bummed out about my 7:28 track mile a couple months ago.  Today, when I came to track, BT laid out a plan of 2 laps warm up, 3×800’s with 2 minute rest breaks, and a track mile.  … Continue reading

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Today’s track work: 2x8x400

Today we did a mile warm up, and then 2x8x400s, meaning 8 laps of the track (starting from the 400 line) with a minute rest between each lap.  Then a 3 minute rest, and then 8 more laps. I didn’t … Continue reading

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