The need for SPEED! Yes, Top Gun was my favorite movie once upon a time.
I decided today would be a good day for speed work. My rationale? It’s only 4 miles.
I picked up the men in my life late last night. LB was exhausted from 4 days of being in the wilderness: hiking, fishing, hunting, not taking showers, not washing hands, and not sleeping. He got into bed after 11 PM. I knew I had to keep him home today so my only hope for a run was dreadmill or track. Track it was. AN the RB texted me bright and early wanting a running date…YES! Misery loves company! I would not be alone on the track!
LB was excited to head to the track. We haven’t gone as much this season as we have in the past. We got there about 3 min before AN the RB and LB was antsy so we ran a warm up lap. She arrived before we even made it all the way around. She decided to do mile repeats. WHAT?! She did a warm up mile, fast mile, slow mile, fast mile, slow mile. Bless her heart….that is rough but a good workout. My work out choice was 4x400’s, 4x200’s, 5x100 to end with 4.5 miles. I didn’t have G. Money set to record 1/4 mile laps. Fail. So my mile splits were:
My sprinting did not feel fast. I felt slow and heavy. I became aggravated when I recalled a workout I did often in High School: Jog, Stride, Sprint lap after lap after lap. Today I realized that I have only two speeds: jog and jog a little bit faster. I guess this is something I need to work on.
AN the RB and I finished up our workouts (including lunges!!!!) and I asked LB to take our picture. This is what he came up with:
I know. He IS talented. He may be convinced to take your photo too, for a small sitting fee.
Tomorrow is 9 miles with RED!!!