Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Track (Ladder) Tuesday

There is nothing better than coming home from a tough track workout and having a delicious BLT sandwich and a huge side of watermelon. It may be hot out but nothing beats some good summer eats!

Last night it was hot and humid but I still braved the track for my run clubs workout.  Running in the summer heat is so different that the winter or spring.  My stomach always gets kind of funny feeling when I run in the heat, but thankfully it didn't cause any real problems last night and I was able to finish the workout.

The Ladder:
2x1600m at threshold pace
2x800m at interval pace
2x400m at race pace

I have done many different ladder workouts, but this was the first one where the paces got faster with each set.  Here's how it went:

1600s - 7:07, 7:10
800s - 3:14, 3:17
400s - 1:29, 1:25

By the end I was soaking in sweat - a shower never felt so good and the watermelon just hit the spot!  What a difference in post run foods - I remember when I was chowing down on hot tomato soup and grilled cheese back in March!

Does your favorite post run foods change with the seasons?  I am loving the watermelon this summer! I just can't get enough!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Watermelon is my summer fave!

Marlene said...

That sandwich looks amazing. I eat sandwiches most nights for dinner in the summer. Cool and refreshing and they hit the spot!

Awesome job on the track workout!!

Laura said...

BLT's rule. Last night we were home late after our run and we had homemade guac, salsa and chips. Awesome...would never eat that in the winter.
I am going to turn pink from the amount of watermelon I have eaten of late...

Audrey said...

yummm! that looks like an amazing post track meal. i think i want a BLT now haha. you are a champ for getting through the workout! i'm glad i'm not the only one whose stomach hates running in the heat.

Anonymous said...

loove BLTS!

great job on ur ladder workout. i will be getting into speed work next week or the week after and will copy this workout (even tho it looks painfully hard)

but maybe the bf will make me a BLT after. its worth it, right?? haha

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Hey new here! Love the watermelon after a run also. Love being able to jump in the pool and I LOVE that there are sprinklers on when I run. Never heard of ladder drills. I am going to have to google that!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Mmm, that BLT looks divine. Now that I have found good gluten free bread, I might have to make one of those!!

My post-run eats def differ depending on the season. RIght now I am all about the cherries, nectarines, and watermelon. And everything I eat for dinner is basically grilled now that I have access to a grill. I LOVE it. :)

Nicole said...

Nice job lady!! I used to have a love hate relationship with track workouts. Hated them during and loved them after. :) keep up the great work!

Rebecca said...

Mmmmmm, watermelon! I think Joe and I (mostly me) have gone through 5 already this summer. I have no idea how that filled you up after that workout, though... I ate a burrito, cole slaw, and a huge bowl of gazpacho and later went back for 2 chocolate chip cookies, haha! I was starving. ( I would never eat the cole slaw or gazpacho in the winter.)

Amy said...

Mmmm, that tomato looks amazing! I love toasted tomato sandwiches with lots of salt and pepper and a side of cucumber in the summer. Yum!

Chelsea said...

For sure. I like pizza, but I just can't eat it when it's hot. Gotta have cool, non-greasy food in the summer.