This morning started with sleeping in and hitting my old high school track with Dad for a speed session. I say “my old high school track” like I actually used it in high school, but really I was in marching band and not track or cross country.
I ran: 2mi, 2 x 1mi (6:46, 6:53), 2 x 800 (3:24, 3:26), 2mi
Thoughts: The first mile repeat felt okay, the second mile repeat felt pretty bad, and the third mile repeat was not going to happen, so I split it into 2 800’s instead. I’m happy with the effort, but I thought my face was going to melt off and burn off at the same time with how hot it was. Glad it’s over with!
My dad came along and did a circuit workout instead of speed because he had a KILLER race yesterday and finished 13th overall in an olympic distance triathlon. I am not sure how he managed to do a circuit workout the day after, though one of our running friends who was also at the track deemed him “Old Zeus” for being in super shape.
My dad and I are both loving these circuits (doing sets of push ups, lunges, squats, tri dips, etc. between miles), and I swear they’re the secret to being able to run on tired legs. I did one yesterday morning in our garage and had a sweat-tastic time listening to the radio.
After the speedwork and a quick card game over lunch, I packed up and hit the road. My mom let me take this giant zucchini with me.
Big, but not as big as Zeke, the extra giant zucchini Ryan and I bought for $1 last fall.
Flashback to Fall ’12:
Hope you had a nice long weekend!
What high school sports did you play? Or wish you would have played?