Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Track Tuesday 14

Good morning! You know, as much as I think I dread that 4:50 alarm on Tuesday nights when I'm going to bed, by the time I get home Wednesday morning after a track session, I'm feeling alive. Further proof that you can never regret a good workout. This is what I needed this week - a good self-butt kicking. Seriously.

This was one of those mornings where you really wanted to put it all out there, literally leaving life in the dust, and you thought you gave everything - and well, that's not too far off from the truth. Funny how your body can adapt to a workout (like those pesky 400s) and realize that you aren't as working as hard as you used to for the same times. More proof that yes, it does indeed pay off. Never regret that workout - especially when you see progress being made!

Today's workout with Al was another set of 400s - the other guys (and by 'other' I mean the guys who have worked with Al for awhile, are multi-marathoners, one of which just BQed for 2014...) set off on 2-mi tempo run sets. Chandler, Evan and I got to stick on the track for a 400s morning: 1 mile warm up, 7 x 400s, 1 mile cool down. My splits were about as even as last week (and apparently I forgot to actually lap them all, so you get numbers instead of a fun screen shot of my actual splits):

400 splits : 1:44, 1:44, 1:40, 1:36, 1:36, 1:40, 1:43.

Not bad.

I've really been struggling this week, both with running and life, and haven't felt the same oomph I did the last two weeks. I've (almost) come to terms with the fact that sometimes, you need to let yourself ease off, re-focus, and go back into the next week strong. So, with that, the rest of this week is a little easier, but hoping for a solid 10 miles on Saturday. After that, it's two weeks until goal race day, and time to focus for the last two. Bring it.

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  1. You are doing great! I find that speed work causes me pain so I am not a big fan. I do other drills on the treadmill to help me with speed. It is almost time for you to make that goal a reality! YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!

    1. Thanks Sandy! You know... I wouldn't say it's causing me pain, but it's definitely making me push harder than I have .. ever. Which, really, is what I wanted to get out of these sessions, so I'm glad! HERE I COME! Eeeek!

  2. Sorry about the struggles between running & life; I hope you've found that extra oomph you're looking for, my friend! <3 Those splits look fabulous, by the way.