Hello!! No post yesterday. I did nothing. Really.
And it threw me off completely. In actuality, the shortened run on Monday and making Tuesday a rest day made me really anxious for my Wednesday run.
A little update: Super sore left hand. Banged up elbow and a room full of students who want to take down the biker who didn’t turn around to help me 🙂 This was after they found it mildly amusing that it was because I was exercising. “Miss why do you run??” Sigh. We all know the answer to that one.
I was unsure as to what the track workout was going to be tonight. Since we had our day of no track because of the soccer game, the original track workout plan has changed. I went into the track workout prepared for a repeat of last weeks 10 x 400s, or 5 x 800s. But received a nice surprise and MY kind of track workout – 400,800,1200,1600,1200,800,400. Thanks, Stephanie. I liked this workout a lot. It was SO challenging to push hard
I also did a 1.5 mile warm up and 0.5 mile cool down to total 6.0 miles for the evening. Felt AMAZING.
400 – 1:42 (eek. too fast), 800 – 3:56, 1200 – 6:11, 1600 – 8:45 (eek.ran outta gas for sure), 1200 – 6:22, 800 – 4:04, 400 – 1:51.
As I wrote the times I realized that tonight I went by perceived effort, rather than pacing because as we can see, there are some inconsistent parts. I wore my stop watch and didn’t look at it until to turn it off. Throughout each run, I was trying to pace myself so I could maintain it for that distance and in the last hundred(s) or so meters, push out some more. I accomplished that goal and I am really psyched for Sunday’s 10k in San Francisco. Should be good!!
Thanks for the well-wishes from Monday’s post! I really didn’t want to go into school on Tuesday, to be honest. But, with teaching, a lot goes into being absent and it can be a nightmare when you come back.
Needless to say, I am ALREADY looking towards the weekend. In addition to the 10k on Sunday, Aron is planning a Runner meet-up on Saturday! I am really excited to meet some fabulous women in the area 🙂
Tomorrow, I am planning a do-over of Monday’s run aka a long tempo/steady state run of approximately 8 miles. As we all know, I am not quite sure if it will be 8 miles, so we will find out. The co-pay for the ER was going to be the money I was going to set aside for the Garmin 😦 My old-school garmin has taken me this far…it can take me to the end of march.
Have a goooood THURSDAY!