A couple of friends training for Syracuse 70.3 invited me to the track for a workout they had planned, and even though I’ve been
a little down and out out of shape lately, I jumped all over it.
I’ve always said if only I would do track workouts, I’d be sooo much faster. Well guess what, I did a track workout last night, and while I’m not faster quite yet, I felt fast–a feeling I haven’t felt in way too long.
Lately in many aspects of my life, this quote has been popping into my mind and I seem to be doing well holding true to it.
So in the essence of this quote, I had an awesome evening track workout. So awesome I’d like to share 🙂
For this workout we did 3 minute standing recovery–I prefer walking recovery, so adjust as necessary. In a workout like this, you should negative split the segments (I did!) since the distance is less each time.
Be warned! Although it appears the workout gets easier, secretly it doesn’t since you are pushing harder to negative split the shorter distance.
Mentally, for me being where I am coming back after taking time off, this was the perfect workout. I intend to complete this workout a couple more times while I build my fitness back up.
I wish I could share my exact stats, but I’m kind of in between gear right now. Garmin Connect doesn’t play nice with the Chromebook and Map My Run on my arm was too much to deal while running. Not sure where to go in this area right now. (I’m open to suggestions!) Anyway, because I had my Garmin, I did know my average paces while running and the moral of the story is–I negative split the segments and felt great.
Can’t wait to get out there again and build on this positive feeling physically and mentally.