​Tuesday Track Workouts

July - August 2017 track workouts

Below is the tentative schedule for July and August 2017.  Track repeats are run each Tuesday at the Furman University Track.  Warm-up begins at the PAC at 12:15pm with repeats typically performed on the track beginning at approximately 12:30pm. 


All workouts include 5 minutes of dynamic drills prior to your run; even before you start your warm-up. A description of the 5 dynamic drills is provided on page 195 – 199 of Train Smart, Run Forever.  After a 10 to 20 minute warm-up of easy jogging, include four repeats of 100 meters of drills and strides. After doing approximately 10 meters of high knee lifts, gradually accelerate for 80 meters until you reach approximately 90% of full speed and then decelerate over the final 10 meters. Recover for 30 seconds or less, then repeat in the opposite direction.  Repeat the same sequence substituting butt kicks for high knee lifts.  A description of these two drills is provided on pages 181-182 in the 2012 edition of Run Less, Run Faster.


Some of these workouts specify a distance to run while some of these workouts are specific durations of hard running.  For the workouts that indicate a distance (or distances), refer to the 2012 edition of Run Less, Run Faster (pages 66-70) to identify your target time for the specified distance.  For the workouts that specify a duration, run either at a perceived effort of “really hard” (heavy breathing) or refer to Appendix A in Train Smart, Run Forever (pages 221 – 227) to identify your target pace for the specified duration.


These workouts are different than those in Run Less, Run Faster, you can complete the workouts listed in the book or feel free to try these workouts.  The recovery interval (RI), which is indicated in parentheses, may be a specified timed interval or a distance that you walk/jog. 


After your repeat workout on the track, a cool down is important.  Jog slowly for 10-15 minutes.


NOTE:  some of these distances and times of these workouts are different that previous track workout; that is intentional. Check out the workouts (distances and recovery intervals).  Hopefully these workouts will challenge you physically as well as your ability to stay focused.


July 4         run the local July 4th road race!          


July 11       2 x 3 minutes (1 min. RI); 4 x 1:30 (1 min. RI; 2 min. after #4);  4 x 1:30 (1 min. RI)


July 19       1000m (90 sec. RI);  2000m (2 min. RI); 1000m (90 sec. RI);  1000m


July 25       400m (60 sec. RI);  1200m (90 sec. RI);  400m (60 sec. RI);  800m (90 sec. RI); 
(60 sec. RI);  1200m (90 sec. RI);  400m


Aug 1        400m (60 sec. RI); 1600m (200m walk RI);  6 x 600m (90 sec. RI); 400m (60 sec. RI)


Aug 8        3 x 4 minutes (2 min. RI); 4 x 2 minutes (1 min. RI)


Aug 15      4 x 400m (60 sec. RI); 3 x 600m (90 sec. RI); 4 x 400m (60 sec. RI)


Aug 22      2 minutes (90 sec. RI); 6 minutes (2 min. RI); 3 minutes (90 sec. RI); 6 minutes (2   min. RI); 2 minutes


Aug 29      2 x 800m (90 sec. RI); 1600m (400m walk/jog RI); 4 x 400m (60 sec. RI)


The Belk Track at Furman University is a meter track.  Tuesday track workouts are expressed as a distance in meters or a time duration (minutes).  The rest / recovery interval (RI) is in parentheses and may be either a walk / jog distance or a specified time.​

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