First of all, thank you all for your advice about how to start doing speed work! It was really helpful as I was making my plans for this evening. I went back and reread all of the comments.
This totaled 5 miles for the day, with an overall time of 47:18. Huh… faster than when I just go out and run 5 miles. Interesting. The 400’s were tough, especially the last 3 or 4, but they were manageable. Barry asked for “time” halfway through each one, and that gave me something to look forward to and helped to break them up.
|Got my picture with the cougar, post-workout!
Before the start of a football game the players run down the stairs and pass by the cougar before taking the field.
I’m pretty happy with how this first workout went. I went into it not really knowing what to expect or what I would be capable of. I was expecting to run them around 2 minutes each, but I worried about how fast I should run the early ones and if I’d be able to maintain it to the end of the workout. We were shooting for 1:40 on #8, but 1:44 was all I had. That’s okay with me, though.
Thanks again for all of your wonderful advice and guidance!!
I will leave you with some randomness from my workday. I observed this while I was sitting in a gas station parking lot:
Do you see the guy sleeping in the grass? Yea, he just backed his motorcycle in, climbed over the guardrail and laid down and went to sleep like it was the most normal thing to do. After about 30 minutes the owner of that black SUV was walking back to her car and she saw him there. She walked over and woke him, to make sure he was okay. Then he went back to sleep for about another 5 minutes before going into the store for a bit and then getting on his motorcycle and driving off. How bizarre.
Where should I go from here? Add on more 400’s, stick with 8 and try to do them faster, or something else??
If you do track workouts (or speed workouts in general) what is your favorite?
Tell me something bizarre that you saw at work/school/during life this week.