Wednesday, May 28, 2008

1/2 to 2/3rds tactic

This past Saturday was my first race since a 5k this past thanksgiving. It was a 1500meter race hosted at the High Performance meet in Boston. I was a bit nervous before hand so i executed what i call the 1/2 to 2/3rds racing tactic. Succinctly speaking, you cruise through the first half or a little more of the race and then you turn it from a workout to a race. So heres how it went
400~67.5
800~2:12.5
1200~3:16.6
1500~4:04.6

This is a great strategy for anyone early on in the season. It removes some of the pressure from the race and lets you focus on your surging not your stamina or race day shape.

1 comment:

Bob Seaman said...

I like the sounds of tha strategy. I have always employed the "run hard till you almost puke then ease off" strategy for those short races
Bob Seaman