Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Coffee, Please!

I've written a recap of the weekend and hopefully I'll post it soon! I need to add pictures and I haven't had a spare second to do that. So, hold tight and it'll be up soon! Promise!

Until then, I have to post about this morning. It's Wednesday and I like documenting my track experiences!

I woke up this morning super tired and not excited for track. This is not typical of me. I got up and made myself go, though! I didn't want to have to go tonight.

I warmed up a mile and then allowed myself to look at the workout. Had I known prior to track, I probably wouldn't have gone.

1600 800 400 400 800 1600

It was a backwards pyramid and there was like 1 minute rest in between everything. Not fair!

My expected times: 6:36 3:12 1:33 1:33 3:12 6:36

1600 - Holy Cow! Super hard and my legs were like lead! I couldn't keep up and was behind the entire time. I sprinted a little at the end and came across in 6:38. I was pretty discouraged after this and thought there was no way I could do this workout. My friend, Jen, who was also in my group said some amazing words after this rep. She told me to quit thinking about the entire workout. It was like she was reading my mind. She said to only focus on what we were running then. We had an 800 to run. Don't think about it the rest of it.

800 - Still feeling tired but I was determined. I kept telling myself that I wasn't going to die so I should get over myself and just run. 96, 95. I ran a 3:11. Perfect!

400 - 90 seconds. Oops! A little too fast. I love 400's though!

400 - 95 seconds. Oops! A little too slow. We averaged perfectly though! We had tried to slow it down to the right pace but came across a little slower than planned.

800 - We were at 1:41 at the 400 mark. We were supposed to be at 1:36. Oh well. We picked it up and ran a 1:30 for the second lap finishing right at 3:11! Score!

1600 - Holy cow. I was petrified. 99 seconds per lap. That was the goal. I didn't want to start too fast. I knew that would be tough. First lap: 1:40 Second lap: 3:20 (2 seconds off goal) Third lap: 4:56 (NICE) Fourth lap = fastest for a total time of 6:31!

It felt so good to push through when I thought I couldn't. Jen and I ran a cool down mile and I called it a day! :)

I've never regretted a track workout! The key is just getting there. I just have to keep remembering, I am tougher than I think I am!


  1. Great speedwork as always!! Sounds like a tough workout! That mile at the end had to be hard, good job!!

  2. You have been nailing these workouts! I decided to go with 800s today, of course :)

  3. Nice way to push through!! It's funny how the best workouts come on the days when we least expect it or we don't want to run. Nice job chica!!

  4. "I've never regretted a track workout! The key is just getting there. I just have to keep remembering, I am tougher than I think I am!"
    Amen to that. You did a great job. I wish we lived closer - I think it would be great/helpful/fun to do track workouts with you and I bet we could pace each other well on the track and road.