Need for SPEEEEEED and an Interesting Obstacle

Monday is usually a rest day, but I was feeling really good today and desperately wanted to do a speed workout. The weather was beautiful (60s and sunny), so I took Dixie on a warm up walk when I got home from work and then headed over to the track. I was a sprinter in high school and loooooove the track. I’ve lost some of my speed over the years, but I still love track workouts. P.S. I know my shoe laces look crazy but sometimes I have to do skip lacing for my foot bone that hurts. I know that’s a really scientific explanation.

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I did 3 x 1 mi repeats with short rests in between. I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out:

Mile 1 – 6:48
400 m recovery jog
Mile 2 – 7:03
100 m recovery walk
Mile 3 – 7:13
100 m recovery walk
400 m cool down

3.5 total miles

I was super happy with these times, especially since this is the first speed workout I’ve done in the past two months. I knew I wasn’t going to get all three below 7:00, but I honestly thought my last one was going to be closer to 8:00. All I can say is that the Calvin Harris iHeart Radio station is the greatest speed workout station and it got me through mile 3.

Now lets take a second and talk about track etiquette. I’m usually not a stickler about the 500 walkers with strollers that think they own lane 1, but tonight the Mocksville track took it to a new level. There was a girl SITTING in lane 1 READING a book. There are two sets of bleachers at this track, lots of nice grassy areas and 5 other lanes to sit in. But no, she had to sit in lane one to read on the same night I wanted to do mile repeats.

I thought about hurdling her just to get my point across, but I decided against it. You never know someone might want to sit on the marathon course and read a book…

Other exciting news: Thomas and I got our first wedding present in the mail today!! It was so exciting… and it reminded me that our wedding is only 5 months away and I have so much to do. These next few months are going to be crazy busy in the best way.

Hope you had a great Monday!!

Any pet peeves at the track??? (Bet you’ve never had a reader in lane 1)

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8 Responses to Need for SPEEEEEED and an Interesting Obstacle

  1. Salt says:

    Great times, lady!! You’re so speedy! You’re making me miss speedwork. 🙂
    WTF is up with that girl reading on the track? That’s just weird!

  2. Ugh I hate when people hog up the track!! I’ve never seen anyone sitting in lane one, but there’s plenty of times when people decide to play soccer on the track (even though there’s a field in the middle and all around the track). I’ve had to dodge my fair share of soccer balls, frisbees and more!

    • I hear ya, I was dodging soccer balls too! There was a soccer practice going on in the middle of the track and the kids were about 7 or 8 years old, which is adorable but their aim is terrible 🙂

  3. Wow, can’t say I’ve ever encountered a reader on a track! I don’t run on tracks much, so I haven’t encountered anything bad. There are only two tracks I ever use: an outdoor track that’s usually pretty empty, and an indoor track where people are really good about following rules.

    There are some times that kids and teens will be at the outdoor track while I’m using it and will get in my way a lot, and I can tell they’re doing it on purpose. I just wonder about kids who have the gall to mess with strange adults like that.

  4. Awesome times for your mile repeats! I hate it when people hog the track. The loop where I do my speedwork sometimes has people letting their dogs running around off leash, and I get so worried about tripping over a little dog and accidentally hurting it (or myself). But reading a book on the track? That is just really odd!

  5. NO! Someone was SITTING on the track- I literally would have gone bezerk :O Maybe that is why your splits were on point 🙂

  6. FLRunnerBoy says:

    Those are some speedy splits missy!!! 🙂

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