On Thursday, I had my first “real” speed workout at a track on the north side of the city. I’ve heard of that track but never been there. I left work at 3:45 and made my way to meet my coach. I am usually good with directions but for some reason got lost and could not find the place. Luckily, I had left extra early and 10 minutes later of driving around finally found it. Let me say that I had never actually met my coach in person. I was not sure how I was going to find/recognize her. Luckily, she happened to be running around the track as I walked up and we just stared at each other. Yes, it was her!!
I was nervous about my workouts. She told me not to be. We were doing 1 mile warmup, 4×400, and 1 mile cooldown. The first mile was under 10 minutes. Not bad, not bad. The rest was even better! I was impressed with myself. Coach told me I had good running form and was not a heavy breather. Whew. I was worried about that because I usually am a heavy breather. The goal was to run each interval under 9 minutes. Mission accomplished.
I enjoyed running at the track but there isn’t one close to where I live. Oh well, I guess I can make the 40 minutes or so drive once a week or every two weeks. Or I can just run them on the treadmill.
You ready for a giveaway? For the past few weeks I’ve been running in Injinji toe socks. Love them! It is a little weird to put them on but once you get the hang of it, it is a piece of cake. I even wear them on nonrunning days.
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