Thursday, June 27, 2013

Track!

I did the best thing I could do for myself as I prepared for this week's track workout: I did not look at what my paces were supposed to be before I did the workout.  I knew I couldn't hit them as I'm still working my way back into shape and it's also hotter than hell outside right now too, so I just wanted to do the best I could at the workout based on the shape I'm in right now.  This was a great strategy.  The workout was a ladder of sprints: 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400, all with a 400 rest interval.  And here's how I did:

400 - 1:36 (6:26 pace)
600 - 2:32 (6:47 pace)
800 - 3:28 (6:58 pace)
1200 - 5:15 (7:02 pace)
800 - 3:23 (6:48 pace)
600 - 2:34 (6:53 pace)
400 - 1:36 (6:26 pace)

The best part is that my head was in the game.  I only had to collect myself maybe three times, but I kept going.  Not knowing my paces kept me from getting frustrated at how "poor" I was doing.  But let's face it, those paces above are not poor.  They're not where they should be; they're not where I want them to; but I'm getting it done.  That's half the battle.

1 comment:

ja-ontherun.com said...

You are doing awesome! :) Keep it up!