I'm doing well with my training plan this weeks as far as sticking to my workouts, but encountered some trouble with my afternoon run. I was supposed to do some speedwork - running 16x100 accels (starting slower and ending fast). I compared the output on my garmin to my last run of similar distance where I basically tried to hold a steady pace....there is no discernable difference!!! I think the problem for me might be that 100 is just too short a distance to do a decent job of increasing speed....maybe next time I should try 200s?
Or should I just not be concerned what my Garmin says?
The photo has nothing to do with running accels, but I believe the person for whom it is intended will understand :)
I just realized you acually have that sign. OMG.. Now I really have to send those White Castle slidders yor way.ReplyDelete
But we do have better food at the south side park.
That is what really counts.
I could never figure out those accels and strides?
Check out http://www.runnersworld.com/
SmartCoach is pretty cool.
Accels I believe are supposed to help you build your aerobic capacity. I wouldn't fret over the time. As you do more and you start doing 200s and 400s I think you'll begin to see the results.ReplyDelete
I am not an expert on accels, but my heart rate does not usually get much higher when I do them. I just make sure my turnover is there and I am working. Good luck with those!ReplyDelete