...its time to start taking names.
I ran my Yasso 800 workout this morning, and it went great! For those unfamiliar, Yasso 800's is a workout where you do 10x800m, with an active recovery equal to the time of each repeat. Whats so great about this? For a lot of runners, it proves as an accurate predictor of marathon performance. The idea is, if you can run each 800m repeat in 3 minutes and 15 seconds, you're in shape to run a marathon in 3 hours and 15 minutes.
If you Google it, you'll find a lot of controversy around it because it only works for some runners. I wanted to find out if I'm one of them or not, so I ran it. Whats the worst that could happen? I get a good workout in? I think I'm okay with that risk.
So, what did my friend Yasso tell me? He told me I'm ready to go. Here are my 800m splits:
And here is the MotionBased goodness: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3869023
So, does this mean I'm in shape for a 2:48 marathon? Maybe. Either way, it was one of my best workouts in a while and shows me I'm in a lot better shape than I thought I was! Now I just need to recover in time for my long run on Saturday morning.