Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Felt Pretty Good About That Workout

Wednesday is track workout day, obviously.  I felt pretty good about this workout.  We did 8-800's with a 200 active recovery.  Before I went to the track I had a plan.  I didn't want a complete meltdown like the week before.  I stayed slow on my run to the track.  A lot of times I seem to go pretty fast, and I wonder if that tires me out at the track.  So anyway I kept the warm up slow.  No rush.  I found out we were doing 8-800's, which seemed quite a bit easier than what we have been doing.  8-1000's and 4 10:00's. 

Once I heard the workout, another plan entered into my mind.  Finish strong.  I definitely did not want my first one to be my fastest.  I kept it cool on the first one, and 2 and 3 ended up being my slowest ones.  I would definitely like to get closer to 7:00 pace, but I am getting there.  Cool temps. should help bring the speed up, as much as increased miles. 

Here were my splits.  I memoryizized them!!!  :)

3:45, 3:46, 3:47, 3:41, 3:46, 3:42, 3:41, 3:37.

Times were going down a bit.  It helped the sun was being hidden by a big old giant puffy cloud!!  :)  Temps dropped like 10 degrees instantly.  Legs felt good most of the way.  4-mile warm up/ cool down was 8:53 pace I believe.  I had a little more normal get up, on my run home from the track, so the legs were definitely feeling good. 

So last night was definitely a night where I felt I was improving, and starting to get in the kind of shape I need to get in.  I even ate solid foods for dinner.  Not a ton, but some!!  :)  I even had a great night of sleeping.  Ha ha!!  Not really.  Sleeping sucked, but I'll take the positive workout fo sho!!  :)

That is it for today!!!  :)

Hope You All have a Great and Awesome day!!!  :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!!   :)

1 comment:

Beth said...

Great workout Steve - gotta be smart in the heat and that's exactly what you did! Woo-hoo!!!