5mi. Today I used a different approach. If my challenge is breathing, I worked harder on the intervals and didn't jog all of the 100m recoveries. I wanted to spend the energy on the track while the time was elapsing. It worked out ok, no tremendous breakthroughs. I ran behind James and Steve. Seth was … Continue reading More on the intervals
5mi. A warm and sticky day with a "sometimes" breeze from the east. About 12 people on the track, I followed Seth and a high school runner on most intervals. Probably less effort than last week, I wasn't going to catch Seth but I wasn't in danger of being chased down, either. I forgot my … Continue reading Before sunrise
5mi. All the social posts from good and great runners that have track intervals in their weekly schedule include times. I haven't done much to stay on top of how much time each interval takes, showing up and chasing the group is good for me. Or was. Now with an awareness of what's fast, I see … Continue reading Point of reference
5mi. Of all the social media posts you see from runners, often there are photos of workouts and track sessions. Of course there are, there should be! It's an essential part of any serious runner's regimen, speed and intervals. Form and function. Most folks don't have an opportunity to attend a coached track session. Or they … Continue reading Think about that!
5mi. After parking at the Alton street location, Paul rounded the corner in his now-repaired Jeep. He said, "C'mon, we are running on the track today, the gates are open." It was a noticeable difference, the track is softer and springs back with each step. I couldn't see the small repair marks until it was … Continue reading Spongey track again
5mi. With the Benjamin track shuttered from tornado damage, we use the well-lit Alton neighborhood for our interval workouts. It's flat of course, has 1 turn and has new street lights the whole way! I came in a cotton undershirt and a long-sleeved race shirt. I wore that for the warm up mile, then went … Continue reading A surprisingly good effort!
5mi. We don't get mornings like this often, 62 degrees and no wind. I arrived in a tank top and shorts. The tank stayed on for the warmup up mile and first two intervals, then I ran shirtless. It was interesting to be so far behind Josh S. and James on my 900s, they were … Continue reading 62 degrees.