Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Track!!

I still heart speedwork but sometimes speedwork does not heart me! In all actuality, it's been kicking my butt lately!

I moved myself back down a group (it wasn't too hard to convince the coach - so I must have needed it). Moving up two groups within a month of San Diego may have been a little bit of an overachievement. Whether I'm making excuses or simply being true to my body, I'm still pushing myself - a lot! This speedwork isn't coming as easy as it used to.
I've even taken a new approach to the optional mile. I'm fine as long as it is sub goal marathon pace! :) No more, it has to be sub 7 requirement going on in my head! UGH! I can't do that after these practices. Maybe one day!

Today's Workout:

400 400 400 1600 800 400 400 400 Opt. 1600

Expected Times: 99 98 98 6:44 3:22 99 98 98

My times:

95 94 94 6:40 3:18 94 93 93 (optional in 7:29)

On paper, this is clearly a success! However, I'll be the first to admit that in reality it kicked my butt!! I still love Wednesdays, though!! :)

4 comments:

  1. Outstanding work. You are the bomb!

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  2. great running! i think that no matter what group you run in, as long as you're challenging yourself then you're doing something right!

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  3. Wow, looks like an awesome workout! You killed it. I'm sure it was hard in the Florida heat and humidity. And you did the optional mile! I took a page out of your book and got up at 5 today to do my tempo run. It was in the low 70s but the humidity was so high it was still tough. I bet you will welcome some cooler weather. Thanks for your nice comments on my post today :)

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  4. Speed work has been kicking my butt too! I think it is partially the heat. You are doing great though!! I think the point is getting out there and running the workouts!

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