Yasso 800s(880 yards)Workout – Everyone’s Favorite Christmas Run
Here is the Yasso basics:
-Take your marathon goal time in hours/minutes and change it to minutes/seconds . For example, if your marathon goal is 3 hours and 50 minutes then convert that to 3 minutes and 50 seconds.
-Try to run 880 yards (1/2 mile) in your converted time (3:50 in this example).
-Recover after each 880 by jogging back 1/4 – but you can use up to 3:50 rest between each
HALF MARATHON GOAL … JUST DOUBLE IT FOR MARATHON GOAL FOR PURPOSES OF THIS WORKOUT. For example if your goal is a 2:00 half marathon double it to 4:00 to have time goal for Yasso’s.
Warm-up Jog a mile to warm-up through Hillsdale to Lakeshore start.
Here is the entire Yasso route:
Workout: 10 x 880s(half mile)
Run the 880. Jog very easy BACK a quarter(400 meters) and rest until the full rest interval is complete
9.25 miles(recommended for half marathoners) – Run Yasso workout. turn around at the end of the workout and head back up Cedardale to Magpie Cafe..
MARATHONERS – finish with this University Lakes loop and up Cedardale for 13 miles