I can honestly say that this morning’s workout really hurt but that is what it takes to get where I want to go with my running.
Luckily I had my two favorite fans there cheering me on.
I thought it would be fun to take you step by step through my track workout. My definition of track workouts used to be = run really hard, take a little break, run really hard again and then go home and sit on the couch. Things have changed.
Step 1: I start off with these dynamic stretching drills. A great way to wake up, get that blood flowing and get your body loose.
Step 2: Warm-up mile around the track at around an 8:15 pace.
Step 3: This drill in the movie below about 10 times. My coach was pulling on the resistance bands to help me get used to the idea of leaning forward slightly as I run (I naturally sit back in my stride). After this drill when the band is taken off it feels easy to slightly lean forward which is a great thing so we followed this drill with 8 strides down the track about 30 yards in length without the resistance band.
Step 4: Time to work hard. So hard that my Ego waffle didn’t really want to stay in my stomach but luckily it did.
400 meters (.25 mile)= 1:18
400 meters= 1:19
800 meters (.5 mile)= 2:51
800 meters= 2:56
400 meters= 1:20
400 meters= 1:19
Walking recoveries after each interval of 2-2:30 minutes.
Step 5: 1 mile cool down at around an 8:15 pace.
Step 6: 10 Strides on the grass with my shoes and socks off. Each stride is about 30 yards long and I run them at a fastish pace (around 6:40).
Step 7: Refuel with eggs, oatmeal and bacon at Village Inn with your mom, Brooke and coach while talking about things to work on, goals, upcoming races and all of that fun stuff.
PS Brooke has come a long way and uses the crayons more to color than to eat.
This is her focused face:
Step 8: Drive home and foam roll those legs real nice.
They are here! Officially the best running watches ever were announced today.
The Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 with color display!
I will have a full review and giveaway up in the next few weeks!
Here is a little video with all of the awesome features! They are incredible. I can’t wait.
If you could have any dinner in the world tonight…what would it be?
-My mom’s lasagna (hint hint), Bang’s friends homemade crescent rolls, fresh mango and s’mores bars.
Who uses a Garmin? Which one?
How did your run go today?