How is a 1:20 half marathon a killer workout?
This workout says nothing about his ability to go sub 13. It's solid stuff while running 100+ mile weeks at altitude, but any most any 13:30 guy could do that ladder with 2:30 rest.
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2K (5:26), 1,600 (4:21), 1,200 (3:12), 1,000 (2:37), 800 (2:01), 400 (57) w/ 2:30 rest between each. Solid workout at altitude, but as another poster mentioned doesn't indicate sub 13 at all
Lots of haters here. The workout was at altitude and Klecker is training for a marathon. Let him have a good workout
klecker NEVER said it indicated sub 13. For one, he is training for a marathon. Also, that workout is at altitude. At sea level those times become: 5:20 for the 2k, 4:16 1600m, 3:09 1200m, 2:34 100m, 1:59 800,
Not sure why you are getting so defensive, im a fan of Klecker and this is a good workout. But not really a monster workout as OP says or indicative of sub 13. Just a building block for running faster later in the season.
because people are responding with criticims of Klecker rather than the OPs assessment. OP should be knocked for not realizing that Klecker is training for a marathon
Training for a marathon since when? He is signed up for the Millrose 3K in a month and none of his training indicates he is going to run a marathon at any point during this cycle. His comment on strava last month was about an eventual marathon debut, not one that is imminent. And there is zero criticism of Klecker in this thread, you are just being weirdly sensitive
When you're not in great shape 2:30 rest doesn't make much of a difference. But when you're in good shape 2:30 rest is almost like an eternity, especially when the intervals are only 2:00-5:20 in duration. Good workout though, but it's too big of rest to think a person could realistically piece all those segments together in a race, unless he wasn't pushing very hard, which I doubt.
Bump that down to 2 minute rest on the first 2 reps and then down to only 1 minute for the later ones, that would be a lot tougher.
The earliest Klecker would debut is 2024 marathon trials. He is focused on 5k/10k at the moment. Maybe he moved to 10k/marathon if the 5k doesn't work out, but he is far from leaving the track.
this thread has become weird. can we get back to cheering on klecker
Again, another post from the peanut gallery. Uhhh...Yeah it is a "Monster" workout.
A couple factors here to consider:
1) It's early January ( A great early season workout that indicates he's clearly setting up for a quality spring/summer at whatever distance he races).
2) It's at ALTITUDE! ( I'm not sure if you've ever run at altitude, let alone run a workout close to this, but this is a high quality workout).
Please don't chime in on subjects you have ZERO experience.
But what was the Altitude Density?
I agree with this. That’s a salty ladder that only the top 1% of this board could ever do at our peaks, let alone in January at altitude. I’d say he’s certainly fairing more favorably than poor Wightman as of recent.
When did hate become a description for mere disagreement?
Too dense for you!!
That is a very solid workout.
When seeing this kind of early January workout, I wonder if it is too much too early. He and his coach know more much more than I - that’s for sure.
Perhaps he is making a big push for indoors.
Wishing all of our great US distance runners a fantastic 2023.
Not really impressive or even interesting.
Basically cuts down from from 10k pace to mile pace, with the meat of the workout (1600/1200/1000) being around 5k pace.
With 2:30 rest on each effort.
7k of work. Nothing to write home about or fanboy about sub-13/27 lol.
it’s common knowledge Ritz has them all on thyroid. Just look at Joe & Ollie’s hairline…