This week has been a week of determined runs. I have loved each and every one…
my Monday post half marathon easy run shakeout..
You might have seen some of the above pics if you follow me on Instagram.
Let’s talk Speed work for a sec. I used to do all of my speedwork on a treadmill because I like to always be in control of my paces. This summer/late spring, I have really been stepping up my game with outdoor speedwork, via tempos, intervals, and Thursdays
Workout: speedwork on a track. I don’t usually hit the track-but I am fortunate to live 1 1/2 miles from one..so why not warm up on my run to it, and cool Down on the way back?
We did a speed workout based on one recommended by my training plan: a 9.76 mile run with a warm up/cool down and 4×1 mile repeats (1600 meters/4 laps around the track) with 800 meter (2 laps round the track) recovery jogs between each mile repeat. It was a lot of fun, hard, I was ridic sore after…and I can’t wait to do it again…
Kristina took this pic of me as I was finishing my last mile repeat:
This type of workout is a HARD workout..and shouldn’t be repeated more than every 7-10 days. It was surprisingly a lot easier for me to run speed on a track vs a treadmill. I felt free, and I wasn’t staring at my treadmill willing the distance to be DONE already!! On a track, YOU control how fast you are going. I found myself having the urge to beat my previous lap. it was cool. the last time I was on this track was when I was still in high school. And lazy. I think my gym teachers would be proud of me!
And some random pictures..
My handsome gardener..
The Strawberry Basil martini that I had at the Common Man and am going to try to recreate because I know my Dad will love it!. (New Englanders: go here, it is an incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere with home cooked food and drinks. They also have a cheese and cracker bar that you can hit up before your meals! Some Common Man’s are actually Inn’s as well! After you go, please feel free to send me a thank you card!)
Tell me what you are excited for this weekend?
-fun with friends on Saturday, and my Memeres bday party on Sunday!
-Track work:Love it or hate it?
Love, love, love. I wish I was a track star in high school.