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.
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)