Nailed my Yasso’s! And a winner!

This time of the year, there are lots of yasso workouts going around. I’ve used them a few times over the years. I don’t know what their success rate is–anyone? But I do know they do a lot for my confidence.

This morning I headed to the track with a friend to do my first round of yasso’s. We did 8 and nailed them all. And could have held them for 10, I’m sure. I love feeling this good about my training!

But enough about that and now onto the POM Wonderful winner. Random.org picked number 16 out of 78, which means MarathonMaiden won! She’s having a great week if you’re not a follower of her blog–she broke 20 this past weekend at a local 5k. You go girl!

More giveaways to come…

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  1. Nice!! Congratulations on Yasso's, they are def a confidence builder, even when NOT doing the marathon! ;)

  2. ShutUpandRun says:

    I did yassos today too. I don't know the success rate, but I notice a major difference in my semi long and long run paces when I do these consistently. I am only on 7 x 800, though.

  3. marathonmaiden says:

    ugh i hate yassos! great work on them though. nailing workouts is awesome :)

  4. I only recently incorporated the Yasso 800s into my training. I do them on the treadmill (as are much of my training runs, unfortunately) and I don't know if they help or not. Only speedwork I've ever done! I am to 7 sets… They are hard!!

  5. Yasso's are so much fun!

  6. What could be better than writing that, "NAILED YASSO'S".?!

    Awesome.

  7. I ran 6, 8 then 10 Yasso's this round. I do enjoy them but I am certainly not capable of a marathon time according to the theory… and that's okay!

  8. You're right, someone should do a study on how well Yasso 800s work. They certainly helped my marathon time last year, but 3:50 800s didn't result in a 3:50 marathon. Cheers!

  9. Congrats, it is an awesome feeling when it goes so well.

  10. Great job!! I'm heading to the track tomorrow morning to attempt my Yassos. I hope I can channel your good running mojo!

  11. Nothing like a some nailed yasso's to kick off the week!!! Nice job!!

  12. Yasso sounds murderous. Maybe I should look into this… maybe. :)

  13. There is no science or reason for the Yasso's. He just pulled it out of thin air. That being said they are a milestone in my marathon training plan. I will work myself up to 10 x 800 at projected marathon time!

    They are much easier when the weather cools off.

  14. Running and living says:

    Congrats on the Yassos:)
    They don;t work for me , though, as I am slower the longer the distance (e.g., 5K predicts faster marathon, etc). But, still nice to nail them!

  15. Pardon my igonarnace, please tell me what a Yasso is?? thank you

  16. Love/Hate Yasso's. I'm curious what interval time you ran.

  17. Cynthia O'H says:

    Great job on the Yasso's! I have a feeling that I'm in for a few on Thursday night.

  18. Black Knight says:

    I didn't know what Yasso is and I went to read something about it. Those are the first words of the article: "Il test di Yasso ha "ucciso" molti maratoneti" (Yasso's test "killed" many marathoners"….(????)

  19. I'm not sure what Yassos are either! Congrats to Karyn!

  20. Silly Girl Running says:

    Congrats on the Yassos!

  21. AM-GoalsfortheWeek says:

    congrats to the winnner!

    and you couldv'e done 2 more yasso's?? What did you do…eat a whole box of wheaties for breakfast or something??;-) nice.!

  22. I don't know what a yasso is! Thanks for your comment on my Running Chics review on Cheapskate4Life! I am now following your blogs and hope to learn more about running from you!

  23. Yay for Yasso's! I am glad you are having such a great training season! It's important to enjoy the journey and not just the destination! :)

    I love your blog!

  24. That's so funny, I've been reading a ton of blogs that are mentioning Yasso's too. My husband ran them last night at track and I opted for 1,200s. I like to go back and forth with those.
    It sounds like you're having a wonderful time with your training, great job!

  25. Hi Zippy,
    Of course you nailed your Yasso's! They are something that I really should be incorporating into my own workouts! Nice work:)

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