1 mile warmup
1 mile controlled (6:05)
3x400 (1:21, 1:19, 1:20)
1 mile cool down
Nice, short, and fast :) really happy with my mile time controlled, definitely felt good for that part of the workout. I struggled a little bit on the 400s but not everyday is going to be perfect.
Came back and did my post run yoga which was only about 15 minutes. Going to try and get in a few miles later and more yoga or I might go lift weights with my teammates.
Hey there ladies and gents :) just finished my Saturday morning long run! I opted out of going at 7:30 with my teammates because I really wanted this time to myself and my thoughts :) it was a really nice run. I started out nice and relaxed and slowly picked it up throughout the whole thing and finished my last mile faster than all the others. The first half I was pretty much running into the wind (which sucked) and then the way back it was hitting me from the side (almost equally annoying). But I was determined to get back and keep my pace. I almost stopped at 7 miles but I was like, why not just finish the loop! So I did and now I feel amazing ^_^
Hope all of your Saturdays are going well! And thank you for all of the kind words I’ve been getting in my inbox. They mean more than you’ll ever know. Xoxo Jess
3 miles easy (probably around 7:50-8:00 pace)
Then run to the track.
1200 hard (4:17)
400 hard (1:14)
3/4 mile cool down
I’m surprised at myself on the track stuff. When Sean told me I had to get sub 4:30 I immediately told myself “no way, you can’t do it. You just ran 3 miles and you think you’ll be able to run sub 6 minute mile pace?”
But then I just calmed my mind down and said “hey those 3 miles were easy, and yeah this is going to be hard but you can totally do it!”
And guess what….I DID.(obviously) and I got 13 seconds under my goal. Oh AND usually I have problems with breathing and I’m huffing and puffing at the end, but there was none of that. I felt good and, as Sean would say, like I went comfortably hard ^_^
Moral of the story. I need to keep believing in myself a little more so that I can keep lowering my times and feeling better about my mentality with fast paced workouts and racing :)
Always icing some part of my legs. After a track workout yesterday and hills today, my quads were begging for some attention. Also enjoying a fruit salad for my post workout/pre dinner snack :)
Workout Wednesday! Okay I work out everyday pretty much…but today was track day! And because I didn’t wake up early and go with my teammates, I had to challenge myself and do this on my own. It’s a lot harder than it looks/sounds.
I was pleasantly surprised that I improved my times in the second set! Usually, if I’m by myself, I slow down or don’t do the whole workout. But today I worked through the negative thoughts and pushed myself! :)
“You only regret the runs you don’t go on.”
Heat therapy, calf massage, stretching, and whirlpool. That’s what I’m talking about! :D I love being a college athlete, free massage ;D