Flying Low...

Taking advantage of the fantastic weather and since I had to go to the office to work today, I decided to go to the track near noon and try the new shoes on the blue rubber with a few 300m intervals at a good pace.

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In particular, the training has been short but intense, 2km of warm up jog, some dynamic stretching and then 10 repetitions of 300m each at a pace of 22"/100m with a jogging recovery of 100m between repetitions. The key is never stops running.
I've finished another 1.2 km of Cool down Jog without shoes on the artificial grass, mainly to relieve stress on my poor feet.

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Quite a demanding workout for my current fitness level but it's been great to be running fast on the track again.
The last repetition was very fast, 1'02" for 300m which is equal to a pace of less than 3'30"/km...

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Still far from my best level of shape, these repetitions were easier for me a couple of years ago where I used to do all of them below 1' and also with higher number of repetitions.
Keep on running!

@toofasteddie



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I'd like to run on a track some time to see how different it is. Not that I expect to be much quicker. I just don't have one conveniently near and available. Do you access your track via a club?

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Yes, I’m in a club since more than 10 years ago. The track doesn’t make you faster but more in control of the pace you want to train with.

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Are you using a chest strap for the heart rate, that heart rate graph steadily building in the middle is impressive. My garmin wrist base heart monitor is all over the place.

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Yes I'm using it, a chest strap is much more precise... in general, infrared systems are not very accurate

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Exception for the Garmin (I think it's Forerunner 245 which I've got) I need to admit cause I had the same opinion as you... "Fortunately" some tests (with and without chest band) prove me wrong...
Anyway the chest strap will be a little more accurate in this case but the solution Garmin has for this positive evolution (solution to keep on selling chest straps) is offering more metrics using the chest strap. Smart move.....

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Why do you mean it's impressive. You see it go down during jogging and up again in the same way in the 10 repetitions. Going a bit higher with the evolution of the fatigue.

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