Okay, so I've told you how much I love my track workouts right? LOVE them! Last night was no different. I trudged through rush hour traffic to get to the track a couple of minutes late, but still was able to get in my 7 min warm up. Have I ranted about traffic lately?? I know, it's relative...Phoenix was so much worse. Anywhoo...
Last night's workout was the ladder work out, sometimes you go up and sometimes you go down. Usually with the shorter distance you're pushing to go faster, but not in this work out. We started with the 400 meter at half marathon pace, then the 800 at 10k pace and then 1200 at...well, faster than the last and finally the 1600 (MILE!) at 5k pace. I ran with this awesome lady who's nickname is Underdog (a play off her last name) and we did 9:50 for the mile. It.Was.Awesome.
Some people would say, "Well, that's not really that fast." But for me it is. The last time I ran a mile pace that had a 9 at the beginning was 2005 with YZB. Needless to say I was stoked. The first track practice that I went to with T3 my mile was 10:53, so I'll be curious what happens at the next mile repeat night. WOOHOO!!! (I know, it's sick and wrong to be excited about track, what can I say?)
All the while we were running around the track we were cheering on the other runners and on our last two laps we had the best support. THIS is why I joined this group. 99.9% of the people are awesome, funny and supportive. I know that when I'm struggling to run the last two (to ten!) miles of my triathlon they will be out there for me, cheering me on and making me smile through the pain.
So, my lovely friends and blogger peeps, no need to fly to Austin to kick some booty, all is well. I mean, you can come down and we'll get our 'silly' on...that would be cool. But, thanks for offering...I know you always have my back.
I was asked why my hands were so messed up after changing my tire. Well, for two reasons really...1. I have a new tire, very inflexible, and I suck at changing tires AND 2. I think I have thin skin, it tears and cuts easily. I don't know if the blood thinners have anything to do with it. Probably not, it just makes me bleed longer. :) I know, gross right? Well, I'm doing this at work (Slacker McSlackerson!) so I'd best be going for now.