Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So, this is how it's supposed to feel ...

I just love Wednesdays. I don't mind waking up early at all ... I always wake up with the hugest smile on my face .... you all know what is coming next ... Time to head to the track for a pre-work speed session!!

After last weeks, 10x400, I was thinking the worse. I figured we'd have some longer intervals thrown in there and wanted to make sure I was thoroughly warmed up! Good thing!

Right before the workout began, Coach said that he was moving me up a group (I just moved up a group 3 weeks ago).

Okay! Here we go .... Needless to say, I was super excited yet terrified at the same time.

The Workout: 1200 1200 800 800 400 400

Rest: 2:45 2:30 2:00 1:45, 1:30 (or something pretty close to that)

Expected Times: 4:54 4:54 3:14 3:14 1:34 1:34

I knew I could hit these times but that it wasn't going to be a walk in the park. I was also very grateful that the 1200's were first and not last. I just wanted to get through those because I can always push through 800's and 400's. It's those 1200's and 1600's that get me!!

My times: 4:51 4:50 3:13 3:11 1:32 1:29

No optional mile for me! But, next week I have to start adding it back in. Next week, it will be the mandatory-after-practice mile. UGH!

I'm still on cloud nine and I still heart speed work!! But, now I know how it's supposed to feel. I can almost understand why it's a lot of runner's least favorite day ... just almost, though!! :)


  1. I love speedwork as well. I just wish I was half as fast as YOU!! Well done.

  2. speedwork is pretty much always a confidence boost for me and i love it too. you seem way to excited though to be bounding out of bed for it ;)

  3. Great speed work! I love spending time at the track in the morning!

  4. Good work with the speed work! It will make you so strong.

  5. Wow, that is really fast! And you moved up 2 groups in less than a month...amazing!

  6. Great Job! You are doing awesome :)

  7. Congrats on moving up another group! And amazing times this morning, you are doing awesome!