It’s only Tuesday but already this week has brought so many long-lost loves back into my life. Maybe most importantly, running at strange times and not showering.
Shower Pill, my coworkers are sending you a basket of love notes and first born children as their gratitude for ridding the office of Stinky Post-Lunch-Run OUaL. Check your mail.
Oh and MAYBE THIS LITTLE THING :
yes that’s 2 ShowerPill showers in 2 days. don’t judge me.
It was SOOOO nice to finally get back to the track. After opting out for Ragnar/Eugene taper and then taking two weeks for recovery, I was dying to get back in my kinvaras and
make love to sweat all over those pretty little red lanes again.
Since it’s still a little too soon removed from the marathon, and a little too close to the next one, we took it a little easier this AM with some Yasso 800s.
‘What the heck is a Yasso???’
Well first of all, this is a Yasso.
Bart Yasso, from his website
Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World and one of the most respected names in endurance sports. I mean whatever if you’ve cycled across the country (twice) and ran a marathon on every continent. NBD. Haven’t we all?
And what like an Ironman or Badwater or Mt Kilimanjaro are hard or something?
(jk Sweaty don’t get your embroidered IM panties in a bunch)
Ok he’s a big deal.
Anyway, the second point is, we’re BFFs.
Ally you can be maid of running honor, no worries.
Oh Bart, stop acting all coy. Discussing race strat with you is practically #runnerd phone sex.
And so I mean on that note…
So, back to the track. We ran
my stalkee Yasso’s 800s. You can read about them in like science and technical ways in this Runner’s World article, or I can just tell you all about them. Feel free to take my word over a highly regarded running publication anyday.
What you do – prepare yourself for the technicalness – is you run 800m in the minute equivalent of your marathon time.
Want to run a 3 hour 35 minute marathon? (YES, YES I DO) Then run your 800s in 3 minutes 35 seconds.
Ok actually this backwards – Yassos are typically done during training to determine what your race capablities are, not after you’ve already decided that (and put it all over the internet for the world to hear).
(but really, read the article above to learn what Yassos ACTUALLY are)
So I guess really we just ran 800s a little slower than we normally do. Sorry for shmearing crap all over your workout, Bart. You can still call me if you want?
I’d show you Garmin data but I’m a loser that can’t remember which button is “start/stop” and which button is “lap”, so here’s an unsourcable record of the workout for you to take my word on instead.
1mi warm up, 6×800 @3:21-:30 w 400m recovery jogs, 1mi cool down.
6.5 mi of Track Party heaven on Earth. So happy to be back.