footnote : the kid is probably unpopular because she yells at non-english speaking three abreast walkers, purposefully cuts off Beats By Dre slogging lane one, and flat tire bum rushes jog-50m-then-come-to-complete-stop girl at the track party.
Other than the inordinate amount of clueless patrons (including two in swishy pants – clueless AND noisy!) my second solo sesh at the track shockingly turned out pretty dang great.
got out of my comfort zone and rocked the Stride short – spandex and jiggly thigh fears be damned!
The workout was 7x1000m at 10k pace, 90 second rest. I’m speculating a few things that could’ve contributed to its greatness – 1) maybe because it’s a distance I don’t normally run and had little expectation for or stress to match past times, or 2) I didn’t run on a stomach full of junk food, or 3) mercury is finally out of retrograde and my gemini bearings have realigned themselves.
Any which part, I kicked its ass.
After a 1.5 mile warm up and 200m on/off x2 to wake up the
fast less slow-twitch muscles, I took off with 4:30 as my goal (45 minute 10K pace).
side note : after last week’s pacing catastrophe I got unlazy and actually focused my eyeballs on the tiny watch numbers to check splits. sure makes a difference.
I realized after the first one how much easier the math was for a 4:20 – 1:05 at 250m, 2:10 at 500m, 3:15 at 750m – and decided to sacrificial lamb the legs a bit to help out my sad runner brain. The reps ticked by and I was shocked at how easy they felt, despite being 200m longer, at the same pace, with :30 less rest than the 800s two weeks ago.
I guess that’s called progress?
4:23, 4:20, 4:18, 4:17, 4:12, 4:09, 4:02
One of those ego-boosting workouts for sure. Can’t wait to see what else is in store and what inevitably knocks me off this runner’s high.
ahhh revival of the #runboner