7 miles speed
Apparently you guys like to read about the adventures of the Mains! I had a lot of blog views on Sunday (thank you!). Stay tuned, the Mains have some upcoming adventures this summer so I’ll be sure to post about them as well.
This morning I went to my local track for some speed work. Daylight savings is really screwing me up. I like to be running by 6am at the latest so I’m done and out of the parking lot before the first bus drops of students. Maybe it’s just me but I feel weird using the track when school is in session. I couldn’t start until about 6:30am today (6:00am = pitch black) so by the time I finished, all of the students were getting dropped off and the parking lot was full of buses. Fabulous. I thought I was going to get yelled at by a teacher or a safety (do they still have them?) because I wasn’t familiar with the “flow” of traffic. Not to mention it takes 16-year-olds numerous attempts to park their car (I waited patiently for this one; it was so funny too). After 5 minutes of chaos, I left unscathed and not yelled at.
My training planned called for:
1000m in 4:28 (4:29 actual). Right on.
2000m in 9:16 (9:36 actual – opps). I was trying to figure out what pace I needed to hit 9:16 and I thought I had it. Clearly I was way off. I blame early morning math and lack of oxygen.
1000m in 4:28 (4:36 actual). Damn, I thought I was going faster.
1000m in 4:28 (4:30 actual). I gave it all I got. I think the students on the school bus heard my panting.
My biggest pet peeve about the track? If you are running slower, please stick to the outer lanes. Same goes for socializing. If you are more interested in talking than running, definitely remain in the outer lanes. These 2 women kept hogging the inner lanes and yapped the whole time. Myself and 2 other people were trying to do intervals and had to keep weaving around them. So annoying!