Another 4:something a.m. alarm this morning for speed work at the indoor track. At least I didn’t have to worry about falling on the ice this morning but I did have to worry about suffering from heat stroke.
Me and Josse at the end when we were craving being outside in the cold air after running in a sauna.
Josse wanted to do a ladder workout and for some reason I agreed.
5 laps at the indoor track=1 mile
What we did:
2 mile warm-up
5 laps (1 mile in 5:56 and all of our intervals were done at about that same pace or faster. 1-2 lap recovery after each interval)
2 mile cool-down
8ish miles total.
3 miles of speed and I felt pretty good at the end–> thank you pump class for giving me a tiny bit of muscle so I don’t want to die as much doing speed. I also had a really good night of sleep and I am sure that helped me feel good.
I am really working hard on thinking positive about the track. Last night when I started dreading waking up early to go to the track I reminded myself that I GET to run… I am also trying to remember that on race day I am always thankful for these hard runs at the track that build my strength and confidence. Going around in a circle 4,000 times makes us really mentally tough too.
Quick wardrobe change to do some church stuff
And then back in time to get Brookers up.
She wanted to listen to my running playlist on my iPod (I have to listen to music during the intervals because I need a beat to move my legs fast).
Cold outside= play place for Brooke’s workout.
A reader just sent this over and I love it! You have to read the full article. ‘Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful.’
And my favorite rascals just got here…
FAVORITE type of speed work? Mile repeats? Yasoo 800s? Mix it up? 1200s? Do tell! Do you do them on the road, treadmill or track?
What are you making for dinner (I am determined to actually cook tonight and I need ideas)?
How long does it take you to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up throughout the night?