Workout of the Day
4 x 800m
Splits: 1:47, 1:53, 1:49, 1:47
Recovery: 1200m jog between each rep
Matthew Centrowitz — Late July, 2016
Context & Details
Workout details as documented by Sports Illustrated (here):
Two weeks before the  Olympics, Centrowitz ran 1:47 seconds to win an 800-meter race in Eugene. Salazar had told him that after that race he would run two more 800-meter repeats. This is a common Salazar training method — sending his runners out for hard workout after races. Centrowitz ran 1:53, jogged 1,200 meters (three laps around the track) and then ran 1:49 to finish the workout. “Then Alberto said, ‘Where are you going, we’re doing one more,’” said Centrowitz. He ran a 1:47.