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Speed work sans track, sans treadmill May 22, 2007

Posted by atlantarunner in Running.

Trying to do speed work without a track or a treadmill is very challenging. But I think I’ve found a reasonable way: use a site like MapMyRun.com to map yourself a stretch of road, or an around-the-block route, of your desired speed repeat distance.

For example, my speed training run this morning called for 4 repeats of 800 meters, or 1/2 mile. So I found an around-the-block route that could give me that. It is long enough to give me my 1/2 mile run, plus extra walking distance for the required 2 minute rest interval. Between the run and the rest interval, I can complete the loop and be back at the starting point for the next repeat.

Here’s my route (created on MapMyRun.com):
800m Route Map - Underwood Hills - Atlanta, GA

For those of you in the Atlanta area, this is in the Underwood Hills neighborhood, a delightful place for a morning run.



1. Idrissa Thiam - June 30, 2007

This is really helpful. Thanks!

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