8/4 Track Workout
Last night I went to my first track workout in nearly a year and I can feel it. Track workouts are not easy, but I will never, ever let a long stretch go between them again. I am so sore today and my legs are so tired! My right calf is particularly tight and even my abs and obliques are tender this morning.
Last night’s workout consisted of 2×400, 2×800, and 2×400 with warm up laps. Typically I’d do a cool down lap or two, but it was getting late so I counted the ~0.7 mile walk to the car as my cool down. I did my runs at a 12:00 pace, and I was disappointed at how difficult it felt. Last year I was doing speed work at a 9:30-10:00 pace, but if I’m consistent I know I can get back there again. Not losing my inhalers and taking my asthma medications daily will go a long way, too!
C came along and ran my warm up 400s with me, as well as my last 400, which helped a lot. I needed that extra boost of motivation at the end and letting C down by walking is not an option!
I also loved being back with BRRC friends. It felt great to be greeted with hugs by people I haven’t seen in quite awhile! The social part of running is almost as important to me as the exercise itself, so making it to these group runs when I can means a lot. I love hearing about people’s races, what they’re training for, how their training is going. I learn more and it keeps me motivated!
This weekend, we’ll be at the Saturday morning group run and SFG may or may not be at the Road Runner’s Bunker Hill trail race (which we ran last year, highly recommended!). Outside of running, we have some serious crafting to do both for the wedding and for C’s cosplay wish list. C and I also have a fluffy animals crochet kit and hopefully I can fashion a cute cat for him! I also have my math final next Thursday and need to study more. This is why I come back to work on Monday and feel exhausted! 🙂
What are your running plans for the weekend? Tell me about your training and racing!