Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Track Tuesdays 1

Hey everyone!

Super excited that I've got a new weekly blog project and thread to keep up with. I've tried the Dear  Mondays and the Wordless Wednesdays.... and they just don't stick after awhile. This one, however, holds me accountable in my training plan, doing the work, and putting it out there for all to see. Friends, I introduce you to
track tuesdays!
(or Wednesdays, or Thursdays... mine just happen to fall on Tuesdays)

I'm pairing up with Denise at Run DMT and Ricole Runs to bring you a weekly thread where you can brag, show off, cry or celebrate your weekly  (or whenever it is) speed workout. Whether it's Monday, Tuesday, or never, you can link up (at the bottom) and tell us all about your session.

Today's session for me was a 9 x 400 doozy (yes, even though it was the same two weeks ago, it's still a doozy). After a long day at work (and by 'long' I mean no students are around, so I sit at my desk and do things. Sometimes), I was actually really excited to get up and moving and even more pleasantly surprised when I realized how empty the gym was - woohoo Thanksgiving Break! There were maybe five people on the track the whole time I was there, which made for a great session to zone out and pretend like I was there all by myself.

After my speed sesh from two weeks ago, and doing a little math, I had the notion that I could push myself even a little more today. And push I did! I started with a 400m warmup, then worked into my 9 x 400m repeats with 200m inbetween, and a 400m cool down. Perfection. After the first 3, I made it the goal to keep them all under 2 minutes - mission (almost) accomplished, save for one! Damn good.

Week 8 speed work - check. On to the rest! (I've also noticed that particularly after going to the gym at night, all I want is fast food on the way home. Serious. Anyone else? No, just me? Darn...)

Do you do regular speedwork as part of a training plan? Did you this week? Link it up!

And feel free to add the button to your site and entry, too!


  1. Nine 1/2 mile sprints? You are my hero! That is truly incredible!

    Sorry I'm late to the track. The kids being home this week really throws everything off for me. Thank you for co-hosting! I'm excited to be working with you!

    1. Yup! Crazy pants, but they felt REALLY good this week! I max out at 10 of them, in two weeks for 3 weeks (in intervals), so it'll get tough coming up. I'm really feeling how much speedwork is helping overall, so I'm trying to stick with it as much as possible!

      Looking forward to more and co-hosting with you as well!