Good Morning! It's Wednesday!
Last night I went to the running club's track workout. I knew the workout ahead of time, I knew it would be a lot of mileage but I didn't think it would be that bad.
All day I was nervous but once I changed into my running clothes, I felt calmer and ready to go. I arrived, spoke with the coach who introduced me to another runner who was joining the group for the first time. We stuck together for the whole workout and I was so happy to have someone to run with who was my pace!
2.15 mile warm up
4x400m with 400m recovery
5 minutes rest
2000m at Tempo Pace
2x Kenyan Surge Drill
2.15 mile cool down
Total mileage: 8.8 miles!
The 400s were great, we had a nice little group all aiming for 90 seconds.
400m in 90 secs - oh yeah this pace is great, I could do this all day!
400m in 93 secs - I paced this one, went out too slow
400m in 88 secs - thats a little better
400m in 85 secs - really fast, can't breath!
The 2000m at tempo really wasn't at tempo pace but I just thought of it as more working on endurance. Once we finished that we had 30 seconds rest before going into the Kenyan surge drill -
30 secs interval pace
30 secs easy
60 sec interval pace
60 sec easy
120 secs interval pace
120 sec easy
This drill was so tough after everything else. We skipped out on the last 120 secs of the second set because we were just dying. Finally it was time for the cool down, which we took nice and slow!
Although painful, I absolutely loved running last night! It was nice to have girls to chat with while running! After the workout, I drove home and proceeded to raid the refrigerator, which I regretted about 20 minutes later when I was laying in the fetal position on the floor. Note to self - Do not eat anything with mayo in or on it after a hard workout!
This morning I woke up feeling better, which was a relief and now I am just enjoying the day! Enjoy the day!