Marathon Training Day #18: 5×600 repeats


With it practically storming outside, I thought tonight would be a good night to finally check out Monarch Park’s new indoor track. Eight bucks gets you in the door. (Although I didn’t have cash and their debit was down and they let me in anyway because it was my first time — thanks guys!) Once you are in, it’s a bit of a free-for-all. It was packed when I arrived, with kids running around and a super fast men’s run club lapping everyone. But by the time I got dressed and warmed-up (around 8pm), it had cleared out. Just me and a few other lonely runners.

Today’s plan was this:

2km warm-up
5×600 with 90 second breaks
2km cool down

It hurt. A lot. I’m convinced my muscles are not designed for anaerobic exercise. I remember when I was a kid I read in Sports Illustrated for Kids (best magazine for an 11-year-old ever) that there are peanut butter muscles (designed for endurance) and jelly muscles (designed for sprinting). I am alllllll peanut butter.

Here are my splits:


Fast, right? Too fast! I misjudged the track markings and I actually ran 550m each time instead of the allotted 600m. Live and learn.



2 thoughts on “Marathon Training Day #18: 5×600 repeats

  1. Jk says:

    I am also all peanut butter muscles! Which maybe is the result of eating so much peanut butter. That field was built by my ultimate club! It’s where I play on Thursdays. It’s so great for ultimate.

    • Erin says:

      the facilities were nice. I’m not sure how you get around the dude running track vibe, but I just need to get over it and get out there! Very cool your ultimate club built that!

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