On Wednesday, I went to the track after work because I wanted to go to Body Pump and I didn't have enough time to do the 2.5 mile loop near my house. I went straight from the track to Body Pump. After I ran 1 mile, I thought I had time to do 1.5 more miles but as I was running, I realized my time was off and I rechecked the clock and I just had time for 2 miles and I had to keep my pace quick. Originally I was thinking of doing intervals where I'd run a lap around a 2 minute pace and then do a slower lap and repeat. Looks like I did all the laps at that fast pace. I guess I have to come up with new times for intervals. It has been so long since I did them, I didn't realize.
I barely made it to body pump on time. I was pretty consistent with my laps. I ran in lane 5 then 3 but the distance doesn't accurately reflect that.
|March 28 - Track|
For the first mile I ran 6.6 mph for 2 minutes, 7.4 mph for 1 minute and repeat. I stopped at 1 mile and got some water. Man was I dripping in sweat. The last 1.5 miles I ran 6.6 mph for 2 minutes, 7.4 mph for 1 minute, 7.8 mph for 1 minute, and repeat. Treadmills should be easy because it is flat but I was struggling more than I was on Wednesday and I was even going slower.
On Friday, March 30 Dave and I headed to the track to run. There was some sort of sporting event going on so we left and headed to a different track. I ran 1.5 laps by myself and the rest was with Dave. We ran the straights and walked the bends. We did this in lane 5 so really it was more than 2 miles. Dave's right ankle hurt again but his left ankle didn't hurt this time. I think he did a pretty good job. It started to rain on our last lap. I didn't run super fast on my own since the day before a race, I usually don't even workout.
When we were running, I felt like we were going slow but when I hovered we were going close to a 10 minute pace and sometimes better. The walk was much slower than our normal walk though. Sometimes Dave even jogged an extra 10 yards or so.
|March 30 - Track|
I can't believe I went to the track 3 times in one week. I'm still pretty shocked 2 of those times were running with Dave. It also makes sense that my distances were so short each time because a track gets pretty boring.
|Workout outfit on Wednesday|