Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Outdoor Track


Yesterday was the second day I ran with my new shoes. Sunday I went to the track with B-Rabbit and we did some 400m repeats. He didn't like running that much so he decided that he was going to be my "Sprinting Coach"! He may know how to sprint in swimming but he still has a few things to learn about sprinting in running!! He made me do a bunch of drills to work on my speed though which was a really good idea!

Monday I went to practice and I must say that I looked SUPER cute in my target capri running pants and white T and dark maroon running jacket. Usually I just throw clothes on for practice but this time I just wanted to look cute. Maybe it is just a girl thing - some days we just want to look good!! It was a bit windy but the sun shone and I was just so happy to be running with my girls again!

We did a intense workout -
500m, rest 2 minutes
120m all out, rest 10 minutes
400m, rest 2 minutes
120m all out, rest 8 minutes
300m, rest 2 minutes
120m all out, rest 6 minutes
200m, rest 2 minutes
200 all out

I felt great! The hip was "uncomfortable" at times and I talked to my friend who had the same injury over Christmas and she said that it was common and lasted a few weeks but got better!

We ROCKED the intervals!
500m in 99 seconds
400m in 76 seconds (insane - didn't even feel that fast!)
300m in 53.5 seconds (2 seconds faster than I ran during an indoor workout!)
(the 120m were just run, we didn't time them)

I did not run the 2x200m sprints because I could feel my hip getting tired. I don't want to get injured again.

Ok heres the pictures of my new shoes! I have a surprise - I bought new sprinting spikes!!! I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them!

My new lovely Asics! Aren't they pretty!!

My NEW pink Sprinting Spikes! Holy Hot PINK!! They are bright!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!! Today it supposed to be almost 60 degrees! How about that for Spring?


X-Country2 said...

"Some" days? Hell, I want to look cute EVERY day. :o)

Love the shoes! Hot pink is all the rage.

Marcy said...

Oohhh nice new kicks chica! And 2 pair at that! Sweet!

Jamie said...

Super cute shoes!

Jocelyn said...

Nice! I think I have those same asics! Love the red shoes! how sexy.

Nicole said...

I bet we have the same target capris! Do yours have a lil zip pocket on the back side? hehe. I could seriously run in mine everyday! I love the new shoes too... hot pink spikes are AWESOME!

Chic Runner said...

Nice new shoes. I'm jealous! :) loving the pink. very chic of you

Kim said...

Glad the running is going so well! That's great.

Your track shoes...too cute!

No Longer Using said...

i love your shoes!!!!!!!!! hahaha and YESSS about some days just wanting to look cute (ideally every day but we can't all be XC2- lol!!!) :)

tfh said...

Love your spikes! Think I could pull them off around town? ;)

And I always am more excited to work out (a) when it's warm and (b) when I have new shoes/clothes!

Aron said...

love the shoes!!! yay for the outdoor track!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice speed work on the track!! WAY TO GO!!!

Brian said...

I miss speed workouts. Those are some snazzy kicks you got there!

Meg said...

Cute shoes!! Especially the pink! I hope you enjoyed the nice weather!!

N.D. said...

Gotta love being outside, nice!! Glad the hip feels better. Love those hot pink shoes!