Last night was the second week in a row I’ve been able to meet up with the Hampton Road Runners for their Monday night speed sessions. There is always a large turnout for these meet ups and I’m impressed with how organized the workouts are for runners of all different levels. The coaches/organizers have different workouts ready, get everyone grouped up properly, started, etc. I try to make these sessions as much as possible. I was VERY grateful to have Dennis and Ryan Carroll pacing me. There was no point for me to bother with my watch. They had the paces they knew I should run, they’d pace perfectly, so my job was to stay with them. This workout was easy-peasy for them so I was grateful they took time out to help me. Afterwards they jumped in a 200 workout like it was nothing.
girl talk time warm up with Renee we got started. Renee had just won a 10K the day before (She is amazing, right?!) so she was running laps but not our workout. We started off with a 2K at 5:59 pace. I later admitted on Facebook that I thought we were running a 1K and in my mind during the whole interval I was trying to figure out how far a 1K is? I am that ridiculous. Next we did a mile in 5:51, 1200 at 5:40 mile pace, 800 in 2:46, 400 in 77, and another 400 in 77. I felt strong at all the paces except the 400’s. The 400’s felt out of reach but that will change as the season goes on. Our sun-filled sky quickly turned into a rain-pouring, black sky. We gathered our things after a quick 1 mile cool down and RAN to our cars with lightning striking half a mile away.
Now I am off to chill with lots of ice: (my first homemade labeled picture…..this blog is getting craaaaazy!)
If you run track in the evening, how well do you sleep that night?
I sleep terrible after hard efforts in the evening and wake up several times throughout the night, easy days I sleep like a baby. I prefer to hit the track in the morning for that reason.
What days do you do track workouts?
These track workouts on Mondays are odd to me. Doesn’t everyone know it’s supposed to be “Track Tuesday”?