Wednesday, May 24, 2006
First track workout since 9th grade!
Well yesterday was a solid day of training! The day started off with one frosty (not kidding) motorcyle ride to the gym around 6AM. Though I was not planning to run, I did a quick mile on the treadmill to help me defrost! Then it was on to some ab work and an easy 30 minutes in the pool. After shower #1 of the day it was off to work. As the lunch break rolled in, given the gorgeous weather, I just had to go for a quick run. A strong 4.5 miles later, I returned to the office for shower #2. Half a day more of work and it was off to my first track workout since I ran track my freshman year of high school.
Stolen from Elizabeth since she had already detailed it....Track workout consisted of: About 1.5 mile warm up, 1200/1000/800/600/400/200 long rest, all out 800, 400 recovery up till 600, then 200 recovery, each one supposedly faster as distance drops, and then a mile cool down. All in all about 6.8 miles at the track workout.
I did not get my splits as I was concentrating on getting through the workout. I was not dead last in all of the distances, but most of them. First time out, what could I expect! Dang, there are some speedsters out there!!!
I am not used to pushing so hard and I could feel the tightness in my chest. Perhaps if I can stick to some sort of regular speedwork, I too could get a little faster!!
And then I went home for shower #3, some grub, and collapsed in my bed!