Another Tough Track Workout

16 Feb

There’s nothing like a good track workout to remind you just how far you still have to go with training… 400 number 12 is when I was reminding myself that i do this for fun 😉 I was happy though that some other running friends of mine were also able to make it to the track. We all had different workouts, but its nice to have familiar faces and we all warm up, stretch, and cool down together. Last night we were at the ISU track and it was HOT!!! My workout was 3 sets of 4 x 400 @ 90 sec with 90 sec recovery and a 5 minute break between each set. The first 6 400’s weren’t that bad but 7 through 12 were much harder. I wasn’t even wanting to take the rest because I just wanted to get them over with!! I managed to finish all 12, but it was tough and I knew it would be Ice Bath time when I got home. I also slept in my Skins recovery tights 🙂

2/14      Bike – 30 min very easy
                XT –  60 min Strong class

2/15      Run – 2 mi warm up (8:00 pace)
                Run – 3 mi (12 x 400 @ 90 sec ; 90 sec recovery)

Its supposed to warm up this week so I’m looking forward to some more outdoor running!!!! 🙂

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2 Responses to “Another Tough Track Workout”

  1. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) February 18, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    I am going to begin more track workouts after my half marathon in mid march. I hate speed workouts but I know how beneficial they are for you.

    • Ritter February 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

      Yeah they aren’t fun – I’m always dead tired afterwards. I have noticed the difference though and have my first 5k for the year soon so I’m sure I’ll really be able to tell then. Good Luck with your half marathon!!

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