So my running group is focused on speed, and the sprints are kicking my butt! Here is the break out of the workout on Wednesday with my times:
(1) 400 m = 1:28
(2) 800m = 3:09 , 3:18
(1) 400m = 1:23
Not a long workout compared to my long runs which take around 2 hours. But man this workout is killer. Sprints are simply a different animal compared to long distance runs. I am learning a lot about my self from this type of work out. The biggest thing is learning to dig deeper even when I feel like I have nothing left to give. It hit me in that last 400m sprint. By that time I was exhausted and just had to keep telling my self I just had one more. I knew I didn’t have much left in me but I got on that line and I pushed. The last 100m approached and I didn’t think I had anything left to give. But I pulled a last stitch effort out of thin air and gave it all I had. I ended up running my fastest 400m to date!
Nothing is better post run than this. I have found my self craving it after my workouts. I love it because it isn’t as salty as regular Gatorade and it is just so refreshing. I have started to take the advice of one of my favorite bloggers The Hungery Runner Girl and plan my runs so that I end at a gas station. Nothing is better than those first couple victory chugs.
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Today I take on my timed mile (hoping for a sub 7 min!!!) and then I have 4 miles to do. Gotta get my weekly mileage back up! Until next time!