You gotta do what you gotta do. It hurts at first but it is so worth it.
I was the first person at the indoor track this morning. I felt pretty cool about that.
The reason we were on the indoor track instead of outside is because this is what it looks like outside today… speed work and snow/ice do not mix well together.
It was hot inside. I think our bodies are used to cold weather running so today’s workout kind of killed all three of us off. We did somewhere around 9 miles total. Our gamins obviously didn’t work inside so I didn’t even bring a watch but the other girls brought stop watches. I kind of love not wearing a garmin and basing everything on effort.
5 times around this track is a mile… I am kind of dizzy after 9 miles of this.
Warm-up for 2ish miles.
1 mile in 6:02
5 x 1 time around the track at about a 5:25 min/mile pace. (I really think we could have done more if we were outside but the stuffiness of the indoor track almost killed me. I promise I’m not being dramatic… okay, I kind of am but it was hot). Recovery jogs after each interval.
Few miles for the cool-down.
We were all spent by the end and commented on how it felt so good to have tired legs. Anyone else crave that feeling or are we just nuts? Probably nuts.
A reader sent me this quote and I always think about it when I am wanting to quit during a run (or when life gets really hard):
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”
Pain really is temporary. No matter what, things will improve eventually and they won’t stay hard forever… The finish line always comes at some point. Stay tough all the way to the end and finish strong.
Brooke’s interpretation of a pop-up book is that you tear out all of the parts that pop-up. I guess we should have waited a few more months for a book like this.
And a picture of a friend’s running outfit for running in -37 degrees in Toronto. Wow. Now that is hardcore.
Tell me the best part of your Wednesday so far!
-Surviving speed work with my crazy friends.