November 29, 2005
I love track, yes I do
I wish I liked track more, really I do. I know it does a lot of things for you that road running doesn't do. Gets you fast, makes you tough, all that. But I just can't fall in love with it, and I always, always dread it.
I ran this morning at that good rubberized track at University of Tampa. It beats the hell out of the public track I go to sometimes, but I still can't say I enjoyed it. The workout was 3x2000 and I wanted to get 7:55 for each item, but that didn't happen. I went 7:57, 8:03, and 8:06, yikes. It was windy and spitting rain, and too dark to see my watch so I just ran by feel (guess I was feelin' pretty slow, haha), but I can't really blame everything on that. I cut short my cooldown by a couple of miles because by then it had started raining pretty steady. I'll probably tack the miles onto the hill run I have planned on Sunday.
Even when I have a crummy track workout (and this wasn't crummy, just not stellar), I'm always happy to have gotten it done. Still, I was feeling pretty shamefaced all day about not hitting the times until I plugged them into this handy calculator and realized that I'd got my math all wrong and hadn't really run those 2000s at 6:50 pace. Even better. Still doesn't get me to love track, though.
Other: I have the day off work tomorrow in exchange for having worked a lot this past weekend. And I have a job interview.
Posted by joe positive at November 29, 2005 8:19 PM
Not even close to 6:50 pace! I have that problem with 1K/2K workouts sometimes. But 8:00 Ks are easier to remember because that's 4:00/K, which is 20:00 5K pace. Nice job getting through the workout, especially considering the weather, the darkness, and the fact that you were running alone.
Posted by: Alison at November 30, 2005 7:32 AM