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.”
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.