thursday, december 18, 2008
Running Log/Track WorkDistance: 3 miles
Comments: First time at the track for reals in quite some time. Coach said he wanted to do a workout to get a gauge on where we are at so the recipe was three miles at a bunch of different tempos.
We started with two mile warm up then idled about moaning about our various post-race aches and pains. The workout was one lap at a jog, one at marathon pace, one at 10K pace and one at 5K pace. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Overall it felt alright. I've certainly lost my polish but I was able to do it. As usual, we ran most of the marathon pace laps at almost 10K pace. But that's not overly surprising at this point.
We had to run in the dark and amongst the hordes of kids like the last few weeks. One of the little bastards cut me off on the last lap and I almost taught him why Tiny Tim got to use those crutches.
Hour: 6:00 p.m.Injury update: The knee and hip didn't give me any real problems but felt... there afterward. Not sure if that's a mental thing or for reals. The lower right calf/upper shin was achy again but never got really bad and was significantly better than yesterday.
Temperature: 55 degrees
Humidity: 56 percent
Location: Marco de Niza High School, Chandler, Arizona
Shoes: Nike Equalon2
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