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!! :)

7 comments:

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

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  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 ;)

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

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

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

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  6. Great Job! You are doing awesome :)

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

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