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I propose we move this to a new group: Jake's Wagers. That way, since he likes to make wagers, we can keep them all in the same place.
Jake, your mandatory times for the short intervals are faster than I am capable of at the moment, so that is not a fair condition.
Three 5K's on top of my current racing commitments is a little tough, but probably doable..
When's Memorial day? March or May? I get them confused... I'm thinking May. If so, then no problem. If March, I may not be able to meet that.
To be continued over in Jake's Wagers (social groups category)...
I like your chances of winning this bet, Jake, but I wonder why you have such a bug up your but for the 400s and 800s since, a.) 1600s are a much more valuable workout for races in the one-hour range and, b.) for someone looking to lop such large chunks of time off training needs to be a blunt instrument, not a laser-guided surgical strike. So 800s/400s vs 1600s is really splitting hairs. And where in the hell did you get 2:00 or 2:15 pace? You mean per 400 I assume, as in 8:00-9:00 mile pace. In other words a good 4:00 per mile faster than any mile I can see in Janell's log and a good 2:00 per mile faster than her goal 10k pace. In other words WAY too frickin fast.
This is your bet and between you and Janell but since the conversation is happening in public I figured I'd ask.
Abs of Flabs
While I hate to tell you you’re dead wrong (no – really!), 1600s are pretty useless at 10-k distance, and frankly I've never seen anyone, ever, even suggest them for anything much under half marathon distance, except in the most limited ways. They're useless, especially here, because she'll run them at 11:00+ pace, at best. At 400m distance, I know she can run sub-10:00 pace. My grandmother can run a 2:30 400. And she's dead.
Or maybe "Why the sky is pink." I’m sure it’ll be fascinating.
Get the book. Read the user reviews. Follow his advice. He is perfect for where you're at.
If you follow his program, I *guarantee* you will be capable of a sub-1:00 10-k by Memorial Day. That's sub-10:00 miles for an hour. And able to finish a half marathon, if you want. Guaranteed. Probably sooner. And you'll have more fun, and do it more easily, and you'll be laughing at your current 30 minute barrier.
I see from your log you tried the 15/5/15 yesterday. How'd it go?