Day 23: 30-Day Ultra Low Volume Running Experiment

9-19-12, Wednesday

Did this run a few hours before leaving on our New York road trip last week.  Had planned on doing a mile time trial.  But when I got to the track I suddenly decided on a 1.5 mile time trial.  Glad I did because it was (sadly) my best 1.5 mile run this year – even with the very low volume running that I’ve been doing this last month.

Went to the track and wore my Asics.  Kept a close eye on my watch to pace myself at a 10-minute mile pace. 

Elapsed time was 14 minutes and 46 seconds.  To compare – back in June my best 1.5 mile time was about 15 minutes and 20 seconds.  I say “about” because it was during my then-best 2-mile run time when I looked down at my watch and saw 15 minutes and 30 seconds and I had just hit 1.5 miles. 

My 400-meter splits:

  • 2 minutes and 32 seconds.

  • 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

  • 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

  • 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

  • 2 minutes and 28 seconds.

  • 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

I’m pleased with this improvement with such a reduced volume of running.  And, what makes this time improvement even better is the fact that I was 210lbs – so a bit heavier than I have been lately. 

Got back from my road trip and today (9-26-12) I weigh 215lbs…so it will be interesting to see what that does to my time trial today if I decide to do one.


About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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