Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lovin' me some Wednesday!

I don't know why, but I've been in a great mood all day! Maybe, it's because I had my first good track workout in a while. Goodness, it's probably been six weeks at least since I proclaimed my love for the track!

I woke up not-so-exicted, though! I've grown to dislike track in the last month ... Not because I hate speed, but because I keep getting worse at it. Today, I kind of switched back into my old self and that makes me happy. In fact, I've had three back to back good runs this week!

Monday

I had a tempo on my plate. 1 mile easy, 7:40-8:00-7:40-8:00-7:40, 1 mile easy

I flew back from Indiana on Monday and had to do this run when I got home. I didn't want to wait until the sun went down, so I hit up the treadmill .... UGH! I actually felt really good on the treadmill and the 8:00 pace felt amazingly simple! :) The problem was, though, that I decided since I had only eaten oatmeal and coffee 7 hours prior to the workout that I should eat something. I made a cheese quesadilla .... not the smartest choice. That, along with my lack of dehydration, caused me to have to stop 4 times during this run. I had the worse stomach pain, ever! I finished the run ... I ran: 9:13, 7:42, 8:00, 8:00, 8:00, 8:00 ... I didn't see the 1 mile easy at the end and finished. I actually just noticed that right now. Oops.

Tuesday

Schedule: Easy 8

I met up with Penny and Nicole and ran this before work! I was nervous since I had tempoed the night before; however, I felt pretty good. The first five miles were done at roughly an 8:30 pace and then we slowed down with back to back 8:58's and then finished with another 8:30. Not so shabby! Great company, fun run!! 8.56 miles in 1:14:29

Wednesday - Track

800 800 400 400 400 400 400 400 1600

Typically, there is a mile at the end of all of our track workouts and it's optional. Today, it was mandatory. I used to run the optional mile in the sub 7 range, but lately, I've been giving it everything I have to just get a 7:30.

Expected Times

3:22 3:22 98 98 98 98 98 98 6:53

My times

3:20 3:15 98 98 98 98 96 99 6:42

WOOHOO!! 6:42! I did my best to pace the 400's. We only received a minute rest after them and I didn't want to push too hard! :) It worked because I successfully ran that 6:42! So happy.

Hope you're all having a happy Wednesday, too!

5 comments:

  1. Wow - awesome track workout! 6:42 is killer. I'd be a in a good mood too after that :)

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  2. way to attack that track workout! woooooot. definitely a killer and you should TOTALLY be in a fantastic mood after that. heck i am and i wasn't the one who ran it :)

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  3. Wow, Monday night and Tuesday morning! And amazing track workout! You are going to be so ready for this marathon!

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  4. 6:42 after all those other repeats is AWESOME, girl!! Way to crank out that workout and the ones before, too! You ROCK! I hope that's a huge mental boost for you and your upcoming marathon. Woohooo!

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  5. That is a fantastic track workout. A 6:42 closer is just super and what a confidence builder.

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