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in: billh; billh > 2017-04-07

Apr 7, 2017 4:25 PM # 
matzah ball:
what the heck! You must be channeling Colin McCourt. Flying! and w an internal metronome.
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Apr 8, 2017 8:34 PM # 
billh:
it must be the strength training, lunges, etc, the stride felt super solid. but I was breathing pretty hard. the 400s next week will be much more difficult.

not sure if I should do shorter rest intervals? from my reading of JD, the spirit of the R workout is getting the legs to turnover quickly so more rest is better, compared to the "I" workout which is short rest. comments?
Apr 9, 2017 1:59 AM # 
matzah ball:
it also has to do with speed. JD generally has slower run times for intervals and I believe the old edition even said not to go faster but shorten the rest if you want it to be more challenging.
Apr 10, 2017 3:38 PM # 
billh:
there is a difference in "systems" worked between R and I workouts. My memory is R workouts are focused on leg speed and I workouts on more speed endurance, which is of course critical to the 1500/mile, if not the whole ballgame. If I get tired in the last 600m, and get passed in the final straight, then not a very good race. Thank God THAT never happened, haha. Plus, repeats on full rest are more fun. :) Thus, I'm inclined to interpret the Phase II R workouts as more rest is OK but I may not lollygag as much this week, try to tighten it up. Then save the true short rest intervals for the tough I workouts in Phase III.
Apr 10, 2017 7:21 PM # 
matzah ball:
You can do whatever you want. Thats the beauty of your system:)

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