A little while back I was boasting (to B-rabbit) that I have never had a workout where I felt like I was going to throw up. Ok so I wasn't actually boasting, more like I was just saying/commenting/talking to myself.
Well I can no longer say that...not sure if this is really a good or bad thing but I am going to tell this story anyway!
It was quite chilly this afternoon so practice was inside at the indoor track (thank goodness - I am sick of cold weather! Where is Summer??)
This was the workout -
6x200m with decreasing rest (aka 5,4,3,2,1 minutes)
The last time I did this workout, it was my last indoor track season workout before having to sit out for my hip flexor injury. This time I actually ran it with Abby and Alison and the rest of the girls. I was a little nervous but the hip felt pretty good.
The first 200m we took it easy and didn't push. We rested for 5 minutes and then ran the second 200m much faster. Rested for 4 minutes then ran the 3rd 200m. Rested 3 minutes and ran our fourth 200m. Rested 2 minutes and ran the fifth 200m. We rested extra for the final 200m - only three of us ran that last one. It was intense!!
After the 5th repeat my butt hurt so much. It hurt more than after racing the 400m in the 4x4 relay! I was like waddling around and my legs felt like bricks on the 6th repeat! The funny/best part of this whole thing is that I actually ran all these repeats at a really good pace.*
Following the 6th repeat, I sat down on the bench on the outside of the track to try and recover before going on to finish the rest of the workout. My stomach did not feel good at all and I was burping a bit. One of the freshman, Lauren, who cannot stand to see someone throw up, was sitting next to me.
Me - "I don't feel well at all, I feel like I am going to throw up"
Lauren - (backing away) "Don't. Don't puke on me or we can't be friends"
I had to laugh at the way she said it. Her comment at least helped me to stop thinking about throwing up! I did not throw up. Just wanted to make that clear!! Overall it was a good day at the track - I pushed hard and have a little more confidence in myself that I can run fast even with this darn hip!
*for the 6x200m repeats -> times in seconds = 33, 30, 32, 31, 34, 35