Speed Thursday 08: Track Intervals

>> Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tonight, a few of us met at the St. Thomas track for some speed work. We got down there, and a lacrosse match was going on:

We asked one of the coaches if we could run on the track, and he said (with a smile) “Yeah, I’m more concerned about YOU guys getting hurt - some of these guys have HORRIBLE aim, so just watch your back!” I thanked him and we got ready to go.

A few students from the CVA Triathlon Club (who have been running quite a bit) were going to meet us there. But no one showed. Lame. So it was just the 4 of us “regulars”:

Me, Pharmie, Borsch, and Jen

- I didn’t know what I wanted to do: 800s or 1600s.
- Pharmie was out for speed: 400s for her.
- Jen was going to do some 800s.
- And Borsch had just finished a hard 15 mile ride, so he was there just to run some laps. Nice brick!!

We all took off. I decided on 1600s. I ran them pretty solidly: 5:33, 5:33, and 5:30 (for a 5:32 average). I was spent. It was warm, and that was a HARD workout. In fact, that’s my best 3 x 1600 average ever.

Here’s a shot of Jen running her speedy 800s:

And here’s a split-screen of Borsch and Pharmie at the same point on the homestretch:

I don’t know what Pharmie has to smile about during 400s...

That’s some good speed-work for the week. This weekend, Pharmie and I should have a good time working out with friends in Madison at WIBA! Should be a BLAST!!

p.s. Just over 3 years of blogging and 500 posts! Wow. Who’d a thunk it? Thanks for being with “Steve in a Speedo” for so long! Here’s to another 500!


Mark Baker 12:47 AM, June 26, 2009  

Congrats on the anniversaries. I just found your blog a couple days ago, but I'm really enjoying it.

C 3:17 AM, June 26, 2009  

Congrats on the blogoversary!

sneakersister 5:46 AM, June 26, 2009  

Great job on those intervals! I've got 1600's coming up in a couple of weeks myself. When I was at the track a couple weeks ago it was sort of a similar situation, except they were playing field hockey. Fun, huh?

Shannon 6:02 AM, June 26, 2009  

I wish I could run with your club you guys look like you're having so much fun. :)

BTW, awesome blog bro!

Lindsay 6:23 AM, June 26, 2009  

great track workouts all around! a little disappointed there weren't any lacrosse incident stories, but glad no one was pelted.

happy three years!

Borsch 8:30 AM, June 26, 2009  

Wow..>I think that pic looked better on your camera! I look like I'm in pain.

Christi 8:49 AM, June 26, 2009  

Congrats on the 500th blog!

RunningLaur 8:54 AM, June 26, 2009  

Congrats on 500! You got some nice photos too!

Anonymous,  9:51 AM, June 26, 2009  

Amazing milestone and hilarious photos of the book/kid. Thanks again for all your great info and entertainment!

-Kerri at Enzymatic Therapy

B.o.B. 10:03 AM, June 26, 2009  

So no slip ups from the lacrosse game? Whew.

Great job on the 1600's. Oh and congrats on 500 posts!

duchossois 10:32 AM, June 26, 2009  

Congrats on 500 posts! Thanks for the many hours of entertainment, reading and seeing photos of mostly fun, sometimes gross, occasionally inspiring events in your life.

teacherwoman 11:19 AM, June 26, 2009  

Yay for 500 post!

And really, why is she smiling during those 400's?!?!

Brian 11:45 AM, June 26, 2009  

can only imagine where the next 500 will lead to.

nice job.

Anonymous,  12:03 PM, June 26, 2009  

1600s on the track make me cry so nice work.

congrats on the 500th post! So great!

Alisa 12:24 PM, June 26, 2009  

I'll stick with "steve in a Speedo" for another 500 for sure!

Great job on the track workout. My 800's aren't too much slower than your 1600's. Must be nice to be fast =).

Bootchez 10:12 PM, June 26, 2009  

Sign me up for another 500. Your group looks like a lot of fun!

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