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. 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.

  2. Becka says

    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!!

  3. Marlene says

    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!

  4. Viper says

    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!

  5. TRI-james says

    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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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"….(????)

  8. 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.!

  9. Emma B. says

    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!

  10. Tacy says

    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!

  11. Meg says

    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!

  12. Julie says

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