Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Running Fast is Not My Thing

Yesterday evening I went to track workouts for the second time. I showed up in time for warm ups and was all ready to do what we did last week, then Coach suddenly announced that we would be doing time trials today. I've never even heard of time trials. So I looked on the white board of punishment to see what we were doing today. On the white board was written 2 miles, 1 mile, 800, and 400. We were to run these faster than race pace one after the other with a short break in between. Let me just tell you how much I hate running fast. Very much. This exercise was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. At one point I couldn't feel my legs and towards the end I couldn't feel my feet. I was just trying to run them as fast as I possibly could so that I could be done with them.

So the way it works was that Coach had a sandwich board with times, ages, distances on some sheets for both male and female runners. You get a certain amount of points depending on how fast you run a certain distance for each age group. The max amount of points for each "event" is 25 and the max total is 100 and I scored 66/100. Obviously the goal is to get 100 points but I am not quite there yet. Let me tell you that it was motivating to do these and see what my body was capable of. I am assuming he is going to do this again in a few months to gauge progress.

I can't remember the exact times but it was something along these lines. I just glanced at the clock when I crossed the line.

2 miles: 14:33
1 mile: 7:06
800: 3:26
400: 1:36

I woke up this morning and was pretty tired, not sore but tired. I was suppose to go for a easy 4 miler but decided to do some body weight exercises in the gym instead. I will make up for it tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.

Photo: This is where I go to worship the speed Gods!

Photo: I've been really into juicing (green juice - spinach, cucumber & apples)

Random photos: My favorite ramen (Santouka), Butter cake that I baked, Uniq or Ugli Fruit (actual name), and recipe for butter cake on Sister K's ITouch.


Nobel4Lit said...

Wow, if I ran that fast, I might die! I can't wait to get out to the track... not quite as fast as that, but I love tracks! Wish I had a nice one like that to run on!

Dawn said...

came across your blog from off of Daily Mile...really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing:)
(I HATE timed runs too...but think I would like to just see where I would stand for times in those distances...)

Jeri said...

wow look how consistent you are. that's impressive.

Glenn Jones said...

Okay okay. Who's not fast? 7:10 miles? Consistently whether you're doing a 400 or a 3200? Impressive!

Nice track too. I'm assuming a padded surface?