But that also means that it's one of my most gratifying type of workouts.
|track party of one|
Seemingly impossible while I'm doing it; best feeling ever (mixed with a little disbelief) when I'm done.
It's clear that I'm intimidated by speed work: I've only run on a track maybe 3 or 4 times in my entire life? And that includes Monday.
Monday, I ran:
- to a track that's 3 miles away from my home (warm up)
-1 X 1600 (followed by easy 800 jog)
-2 X 800 (easy 400 jog after each)
-3 X 400 (easy 200 jog after each)
-back home from from the track, 3 mile cool down
...for a total of 10 miles.
Somehow I hit my goal paces:
So far this year, I'd been happily obliging to my physical therapist's advice to NOT do any speed work...but now that my proximal hamstring tendon isn't angry (only a smidge temperamental for a few seconds after I get out of my car), I am "allowed" to do "some speedwork" as long as it feels OK. And it felt OK so maybe I'll try some more again in a week or two.
Do you love or fear speedwork?
I have mixed feelings about it. I love it and I fear it. I feel so alive and intense when I'm pushing myself during speedwork, but it is intimidating and I therefore tend to avoid it (which is of course the wrong attitude to have!)