Last week’s track workout

The rain has done it again! My running group’s track workout was cancelled due to the unpredictable downpours/thunder/wind that has graced us with its presence…for three days so far. I took a look at the weather report and it seems to be like this for the next couple days, then a little sunshine this weekend (read: RUN OUTSIDE FINALLY!) then back to rain…Sigh. Rainy season esta aqui.

With that being said, I took the track workout and brought it to the dare I say…treadmill. Since I hadn’t a chance to check out the exact workout online, I decided to re-do last week’s track workout. A little rewind for ya…

My IT band flared up a week after my marathon in December. As a result, I had to take more time off than I anticipated from running and give it some time to stretch and strengthen. This was SUPER difficult for me especially since I rely on running as an outlet. I have eased back into running since the new year and last week was my first track workout since before my race. When I went to the track last week, I decided to modify the workout so as not to aggravate my IT too much.

So, today I felt better about doing the track workout that was planned for last week. Here it was:

  • 800 meter 10K pace, with a 400 meter recovery x 6.

Holy cow. Since I used the treadmill, I translated it into:

  • 0.50 mile at 10K pace with 0.25 mile recovery x6.

According to my half marathon time, my running coach calculated my 10k pace as 9:36 min/mile, which translated to a “6.4” ish on the treadmill. So I decided to increase it each round 6.4,6.5,6.6,6.7,6.8, and then 7.0! I was a sweaty mess…but, my playlist rocked so it kept me going.

Now, onto stretching, icing, and foam rolling my legs…and making some yellow curry tofu for din! Keep dry.

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4 Responses to Last week’s track workout

  1. Annamarina says:

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  2. aron says:

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