Josse (the girl I run with all of the time and I absolutely love her to death) said she wanted to do a track workout for her 36th birthday. I complained in my head but told her yes because that just shows her how much I love her.
We decided we would do 4 x 400, 1600, 4x 400.
When we started the warm-up Rachelle had the brilliant idea to do 36 (to celebrate her turning 36) x 200 (fast!) with 200 m (1/2 of a lap) recoveries.
I almost blacked out from the idea 36 x 200s but as you know, runner’s peer pressure gets me every time and I am glad I did it because doing hard things can be fun (after you do them).
The first 18 we did in the 6ish minute mile pace
The last 18 we switched directions on the track and hit the 5ish pace…. a few of them at the 5:15s.
The best part was that for the last 6 or so we dedicated each interval to someone/or something in our lives and talked about them on the recoveries. It got really emotional and we all cried a little at one point but dedicating each one made us cruise. Try it, it will make you run real fast. It was incredible.
9 miles on the track with 1.2 miles of warm-up/cool-down on the roads.
I don’t know how I used to run without them.
Prepare yourself for two selfies:
I got my hair did and remember how I was going to do something drastic?
Not a creepy picture at all.
I chickened out like usual and just went for a trim and some highlights. The head massage you get when they shampoo your hair is the best thing in the world.
A birthday run was just not enough.
Thai peanut pizza for the win.
And once again, birthdays just need some chocolate so I brought some cupcakes.
ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR THURSDAY and tell me something about YOUR DAY!!!