>> Monday, December 08, 2008
As promised, I’m back with some CRAZY photos from our interval workout on Saturday. We had just gotten 1.5 - 2 inches of snow overnight, and it was about 16 degrees with a windchill of around 0. I showed up to the track with a shovel because it looked like this:
There should be 8 lanes just in front of me...
(don't laugh at my crooked line)
(Side note: Jen and her hubby were living about 5 hours apart for the last 3 months. She had moved up to the Cities, and he was still wrapping up his old job before he could move too. On Friday, he finally was able to move up to the Cities to live with his wife. Hurray! So what does Jen do on the very next morning? She gets up to do a cold, snowy, nasty interval workout when she could be snuggling (or better!) with her hubby! That’s the kind of dedication that helped her qualify for the Boston Marathon! Still... I woulda stayed in bed with my spouse if I were in her shoes...)
I wanted to do 5 or 6 800s, but after 2, Jen and I agreed that 4 would be enough. The snow was filling in, and it was HARD to run in it. Splits were slow. Here were my 4 800 splits:
Average: 2:53 (I normally average 2:44 or 2:45)
Here I am breathing hard after I wrapped up:
I apparently have a curled lip once I finish a workout;
this photo looks a lot like the one I posted Thurs night.
WHAT A MESS!
Calyx left a funny comment on my post basically saying that if this entire workout had a name, it could be considered a Crossfit workout. So, honor of Jen and her hubby finally getting to move in together, I’ll dub this workout “Jen’s Hubby.”
• Shovel a path in the snow around a 400 meter track
• Re-shovel some of the areas that start to fill in (for a total of about 600 meters)
• Run 4 x 800 meters on previously mentioned path as it begins to fill up with snow and become worse than had it not been shoveled at all
• Go home and shovel out your yard
• Sit nearly nude in front of the fireplace for 10 minutes
• DO NOT REPEAT (after one, you’re done!)
After warming up and doing a LOT of grading, we got the gang together and went bowling:
Mike, me, Borsch
1/2 of Mike, Pharmie, Me, 3/4 of Borsch, and Steph