Lauren and I kept the workout short, but being back with friends working hard at the track was fun.
A few things I forget about during a training break until I do speed again:
*My asthma… especially when it is cold. I was reminded quickly that I need to remember to use my inhalers again because my airways felt like they were closing off when I finished.
*All sorts of muscles that are only used during speed and at no other time in my life. They burned.
*How much my soul loves to push the pace and try to get faster.
*How hungry I feel the rest of the day, even if the speed workout is short.
Our good friend (who ran professionally with Sara Hall) had us start with drills and strides after a 3-mile warm-up. We did A skips, B skips, butt kicks, high knees, side shuffles and leg swings.
Please, please, please, from the bottom of my heart, let’s all make sure we are doing drills and adequately preparing for speed. It was so nice in the first interval to feel like my body was prepared to start what we were doing rather than starting and feeling like something was going to snap.
We also did this workout in the outside lanes and switched directions to help avoid injury.
The others did more, but Lauren and I did 3 x 600m with 200m jogs. It was a great way to rip the bandaid off again.
I currently have the Seville Marathon countdown open on my computer at all times…
And I may have already started studying the map.
A track workout, and my hair was cut and colored all before Beck woke up (he sleeps in a lot).
I went the tiniest bit darker, so it isn’t much of a change, even though a fresh cut and color feels life-changing.
We spend a lot of time waiting in the parking lot for the girls.
Skye had swim lessons.
And Andrew had a rough night. He stopped taking all of his pain meds and felt like he is withdrawing. Ugh it’s unbelievable how one weird step can affect his life so much.
This is another reminder that the best winter running vest and jacket are on a huge sale right now. I’ve never seen either of them so cheap! Both fit true to size… I have a size 6 in both. Here and here!
Does anyone else feel ready to climb into bed at 5:30 p.m. with the time change?
Are you a good swimmer? Ever use it for cross-training?
-The BYU girls team swims a few times a week… I really should try it out but the washing my hair part discourages me.
What marathon do you think has the best course?
Ever ran a flat marathon?
-This will be my first time racing a flat marathon!