>> Thursday, August 04, 2011
Last night, Pharmie went for her first swim in 8 months (she found out she did NOT like swimming with pregnant), and she got home just in time to relieve me of "Henry duty" so I could go run intervals. I met Marie on the Minnehaha Academy South track. It was only my SECOND track workout all year! I spent all of Feb and March injured, and then I spent April and May "building" back up. I didn't want to overdo anything. But now after 2 successful triathlons in the last month, it's time to start working on the speed again!
At the track, there were about 25 "Team In Training" athletes doing their workouts, and they were running the "wrong" way to avoid always running in one direction on the track:
This was my first track workout in my new shoes. Since I've been having so many blister and rubbing issues with my foot / toes, I figured it was time to mix it up a little. I stopped getting my Brooks Adrenalines, and went with Nike Zoom Structure Triax 14+:
3 x 1600 with 90 seconds rest
Yep, that's my "go to" track workout. We warmed-up for a mile, and then we split up to do our workouts. I started off too hard! We were joking during our WU about how you can't be expected to do math during a hard workout or race - your mind just doesn't work right. Well, that happened to me on my first interval. My first 800 was 2:41, and I thought that put me at 5:42 pace, when REALLY it put me at 5:22 pace. Oops.
800 + 800 = 1600:
2:41 + 2:43 = 5:24. "Ouch. Too hard for #1."
2:49 + 2:45 = 5:34. "Ouch. Slower, and that hurt.
2:45 + 2:48 = 5:33. "Ouch, ouch ouch. I'm done!"
I actually took an extra 30 seconds rest between #2 and #3 because I was hashed.
I snapped a photo of Phil, Kelli, and Marie coming around the track: