Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tackling the Track

As of yesterday I am officially signed up for the running club!

It was a scorcher outside when I left work at 5pm and headed to the college track where the group meets. The distant clouds threatened thunderstorms but they dispersed and we had a sunny evening of running.

The Workout:
2 mi warm up
800m at tempo with full recovery
3x {600m, 400m, 200m) at repetition (or mile race pace) with 400m recovery
2 mi cool down

The Results:
800m (3:20)
600m (2:14), 400m, (1:29), 200m (:41)
600m (2:16), 400m, (1:28), 200m (:42)
600m (2:16), 400m, (1:27), 200m (:41)

Total Miles = 9

I warmed up and cooled down with the other girls, but ran the workout by myself because there was no one else who wanted to run at my pace. Some girls were running together but were going slower; another group was running together but were going just a little bit too fast for me; and the fast girls were doing a different workout all together!

The heat got to me by the second set and I was pretty tired, but focused on keeping my form which helped me to get through the workout and stay on pace. It was so hot out I started to feel funky in my stomach and intestines and that made it really hard to eat after the workout once I got home.

Every August, the running club sponsors a XC 5k series which is held each Thursday of the month. Even though I loathe cross country, I will be participating at the first one tomorrow! Hopefully it wont be as bad as my last experience!

Thank you SO much for all the comments on my engagement to Brian! We are so happy and excited! I spent a good chunk of time yesterday just looking at wedding cakes!

Have a great Wednesday!

20 comments:

aron said...

ugg the heat really affects me on the track, but i figure it will only make us stronger.

ok i am behind MUST go check out this last post :) eeeeeeeeeeee

Jocelyn said...

Nice job on your track work! I'm sure the humidity didn't help, but you stuck to it! Great job! :)

Marlene said...

Make sure you keep us posted on wedding plans as they come along. I'm so excited for you!!! Congrats again, Bride-to-be!

Nice work at the track! Too bad you didn't have anyone running at your pace, but it must have been nice to have the company for w/u and c/d as well as having people around during the workout, even if you were doing your own thing.

Hope the XC race goes well!!

Her Name is Rio said...

It must be nice having others there at the track- inspiration to keep going! I hope to start going to group track workouts sometime this year. Nice job!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well done on the speed work out! I wish I had a group to do speed work with... I was running w/ a local running group earlier in the summer but the last couple of times I went, there was no one in my pace group so I sort of gave up.....

Good luck w/ the xc 5k!

Jamie said...

Nice job at the track! And good luck with XC 5K!!!

Molly said...

can't imagine how fast the "fast girls" were going! Great workout in this weather...have fun tomorrow!

Maureen said...

Good luck in the run!! It kinda sucks to join a group only to have to be by yourself. I'm sure you'll catch the faster girls soon!

marathonmaiden said...

a most excellent workout. and doubly impressive in that heat. i went out today in slightly cooler temps and thought i was going to die!

and i missed your engagement post?! how did that happen?! CONGRATS!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on joining a club! I'm hoping to do the same soon! Sounds like a tough, but good workout for your first time with them.

Just wait...you'll be spending a lot of time looking at a lot of cakes. And dresses. And invitations. And...! don't let it all overwhelm you and try to keep it fun!

Laura said...

What a workout! 5-6 miles of intervals damn nearly kills me hehe

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I didn't even see the engagement post because I marked all as read after a crazy day the other day! O M G - must go look now!

PS: That is a hardcore track workout!!!!

runnernic.com said...

engaged and running club member all in the same week! go j go! :) so happy for you! great workout on the track too!

The Laminator said...

Congrats on a successful track workout! It was hot out but you stuck with it and was really consistent with your times. Great effort overall! Good luck in cross country race!

sunapeegirl said...

Congrats joining the club! And again on the engagement, you should definitely keep us updated as you start to plan! I love hearing about all that stuff : )

onelittletrigirl said...

Have fun with the club- I think you will be so happy you joined!

Tricia said...

AWESOME job!

Katie H said...

Great job! I hope today went well! Ahh the cake is so fun. Especially sampling :)

Glenn Jones said...

That's a speedy track workout - heat or no! By the way - I'm still all goosebumps. How exciting!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice job! Hope you had fun at the xc race.

Have a good weekend!