6 to 8 Yasso 800s, 400m jogs

Fellow Endorphin Junkies

Tomorrow will be warm and swampy, with Temps in the low-70s and high (85%) humidity, wind gusts up to 20 MPH, and a good chance of rain or showers, so dress accordingly. Greenbriar track at Yorktown is right around the corner from the school, and we will be warming up at 5:40 so that we can start the intervals right after 6 AM!

With the return of humidity this week, you know how important that you bring plenty of fluids and hydrate – at a minimum every other interval at the finish before your rest interval, but every interval would be ok.

September 23, 2021 – Yasso 800s – 6 to 8 Yasso 800s - at a pace where your expected marathon time in hours and minutes is your 800 pace in minutes and seconds, with 400m easy jogs between each 800 in the exact same time as your 800, not faster or slower

To reiterate how to calculate your 800 time take the hours and minutes of your expected (hoped for) marathon time – in my case three hours and 50 minutes (Dream on!) and convert that to an 800 time of three minutes and 50 seconds, followed by a slow 400m jog in three minutes fifty seconds. It is VERY easy to jog that 400m too fast – but don't do it! Much more critical to run ALL of the 800s at the same pace/time, even as you tire, and fully recover if possible, on that exact same time on the slow 400. Yasso 800s are a favorite of Coach Ed and Coach Big Guy, developed by the legendary Coach Bart Yasso – and one of the best workouts you can do for the marathon!

Here is the Coach Rich Club Report:

Hi Everyone and happy Fall! Let the cooler temps come on in!!!

At the DC Half Marathon on Sunday, Brian Young continued his prep for the Richmond Marathon with a solid train-through time of 1:29:31. Nice job Brian!

The last Bunion Derby races were on Saturday. Congrats to all in the races and to all who participated in the Bunion Derby. The Derby Results can be found on the club website and Facebook page. Here is how the crew made out

23:36 - Liz Ozeki, 2nd 30-39
27:46 - Eunja Rau, 1st 50-59
27:56 - Anne Coia, 2nd 50-59
30:56 - Clara Lau, 3rd 40-49

19:54-David Meeks, 2nd 50-59

We will be holding a Thursday Morning Invitational Mile at 6:45am after our regular workout on October 7. If you would like to participate in the race, send an email to me: rich@dcroadrunners.org. Please include your full name and age. You must send this information no later than Sunday October 3 so we can make sure and have enough timers for the event.

We need a timer for every runner in the race. A couple of you have already offered. If you can help with this you just need to be there with your cell phone or timer on your watch. If you can help, please send me an email if you can help with this. Thank you very much.

This Sunday is the DCRRC National Capital 20M / Janet Braunstein Memorial 5M on Sunday September 26. You can sign up to run and / or volunteer at: dcroadrunners.org

GRC is offering a special discount weekend for all DCRRC members (not just trainees). During the weekend of October 2nd-3rd, GRC will offer a full 20% off discount to all members on full-price merchandise, excluding electronics (no Garmin etc.). Check your email from the club in the coming week. You will be getting a code to use at the store. Please make sure your membership is up-to-date as only registered members will receive this email.

See you all tomorrow morning. Happy running!

Coach Big Guy and Coach Rich will be at Yorktown tomorrow!


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