Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Track is Back! :)

I know, I know, my pictures are still not up! I cannot for the life of me find the cord that connects the camera to the computer. So, just for all of you, I did stop by Walgreens today to put the pictures on a CD so that I can upload them that way after work tonight! :)

In the meantime, what is Wednesday without a track post?!

Let's recap just a tad, shall we?! Last week, I crosstrained a little and ran a 2 miler on Friday in 17:55. Monday, I ran a 5 miler in 41:59 w/negative splits (9:25, 8:24, 8:13, 8:06, 7:52) and felt amazing! :) I took yesterday off (because my coach said to only run every other day this week) and hit up the gym for an upper body and ab workout instead!

I woke up this morning with a HUGE smile on my face! I had zero idea what to expect, but I was happy to be heading to the track ... until I walked outside.

Text to Penny:

Jaime (5:56AM): "Is it just me, or is it seriously already 1,000,000 degrees outside?!?!"

Penny (6:00AM): "79 feels like 84. 98% humidity"

Jaime (6:06AM): "Even better!!"

Anyway, I did a 3 lap warm-up and then took a look at the board that had the following workout on it:

1600 1600 1600 opt. 800 fast

Rest: 3:30 4:00

Okay, so we get a decent rest! But, mile repeats. Ugh! And, a double Ugh for being my first track workout back from my marathon.

Whatever! I can do this, right?! Yes, I can! He moved me down to a slower group since I'm still recovering. My times were supposed to be: 7:19, 7:16, 7:13 (my real group was to run: 7:06, 7:03, 7:00)

My time:

6:59

6:53

6:57

The last one was a little tough, but I still beat the time and broke 7 minutes!

Watch out, Apalachicola ... I'm coming after you!!!

2 comments:

  1. great workout. speed sessions are no joke in the heat. i love that you woke up with a smile on your face :)

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  2. Wow, awesome workout. I may do mile repeats tomorrow too...

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