In these days we are aiming to minimize the number of runners together at one time. Please see the BLT Members page for sign up options. We will be running between 5-7 pm on Wednesdays on the COLT by the Coke Plant. If you choose to run alone, use this workout when it fits your schedule.
600’s! The new 800 because they put a road in our 800m course.
While the group will workout this week together, I will include the workout on this page should you not be able to make it. If you are unfamiliar with interval sessions, attending a few would be a good idea, or at least finding someone who understands how these work. I must say that the most important part of this workout is the warm up, followed closely by the cool down with the intervals being third in line. Under no circumstances should you skip the warm up and cool down. Also try to run the assigned paces, even if they feel easy to start. You should be left tired by the end, but not destroyed. With that being said, here we go.
10 min light jog. At the end of the light jog feel free to add 2 strides of 10-15 seconds (short sprints).
After the jog you can perform your movement activation drills. 5 squats, 5 step back lunges, 5 side step squats (per side), marching drill with hop.
600 meter repeats are the new 800. A distance that is quite hard but one where we still run fairly hard. We will be doing 4-6 repeats. After each 600 you will do a light 200m jog. Try to limit the rest time between each 600m run, as sustaining a higher heart rate will end up being more beneficial. On the trail we will be doing our 600’s in both directions this week to minimize recovery time.
Paces are based on 5km race pace. Please choose what you consider to be your current 5 km race pace (not necessarily your all time best). This would ideally be within the last few months or else add 1 min to your last race time. If you are on the cusp and have not raced in a long time, round up.
Race Time Avg Pace 600m Target Time Avg Pace in Min/Mile
35 min+: 6:25 min/km – 3:51 10:19 min/mi
30-35 min: 5:52 min/km – 3:31 9:26 min/mi
27-30 min: 5:20 min/km – 3:12 8:35 min/mi
25-27 min: 4:55 min/km – 2:57 7:54 min/mi
23-25 min: 4:29 min/km – 2:41 7:13 min/mi
21-23 min: 4:07 min/km – 2:28 6:37 min/mi
20 min: 3:45 min/km – 2:15 6:02 min/mi
19 min: 3:36 min/km – 2:09 5:47 min/mi
18 min: 3:27 min/km – 2:04 5:32 min/mi
Cool down is a 10 min easy jog.