Saturday, September 12, 2009

Out of the Gate

Today is track day!! Time to hit flat land!! I took yesterday off!! From running that is....two wedding rehearsals, that's stressful enough! I told my Sweetheart I'd rather do a funeral any day! So I've two weddings on tap today, one at three and the other at seven.
Anyway, made it to the track by about 9, saw this tall beautiful blonde girl with a dog on a leash....it was my niece Bethany!! Her boyfriend is the middle school football coach. He's a good guy and his team was practicing. The puppy is the cutest little chocolate lab, his name is Yadi.
I gave her a hug and began my workout-I could not control the pace! Just automatically faster than planned and it seemed easy? Felt like a horse out of the gate, need to run!! Each mile got faster through mile four, from an 8:55 to an 8:18, I then held on for three more miles at MP. I began to hurt, suffer, a little. The legs were heavy but I was able to recover by slowing then I'd try to pick it back up. The heel felt great!!! Bethany and Mark had finished up with practice and we said our so longs, I'll see her tomorrow at church. Hope I see him. She was picking on me about my hand held water bottle. I'll get her back!
All in all, pretty good effort. Totals-10.52 miles/ 1:38:38/ 9:22's-
For a downshift week not too bad-logged 40.29 miles. I will have to be very aware of the heel! Actually a trait of great leadership is self awareness. I'm workin' on it....peace!

12 comments:

jel said...

have a good weekend

Carlee said...

awesome track workout!!!

Meg Runs said...

Fun track session. Nothing like seeing family member too! My husband has the hand held water bottles...and he LOVES them. Work her!

Jamie said...

fantastic track session! have a great time all the weddings!

Marlene said...

Aw, how nice to run into your niece out there!

Congrats on the track workout!

Anne said...

Maybe I just watch too many reality TV shows, but it seems brides these days are outta control. I think it would be tough to officiate some ceremonies with such demanding customers.

Coachhrd said...

Always good to get out for a track workout - particularly if it's a nice day. We've been doing a lot of it in preparation for the Des Moines Marathon coming up.

lindsay said...

10-mile track workout, nice! hope the rest of your weekend went well.

Beth said...

How nice to see a friendly face. No wonder you ran so fast! Boy, I bet those weddings are stressful. I bet you make the couple a lot less stressed though. I've been trying out the hand held water bottle and am liking it!

Running, kind of. said...

You did 10.52 miles on a track? Are you nuts? Just kidding, but really...I get super bored AND i lose count of laps! What is your secret? You had great times!

I have been thinking about getting a hand held water bottle, I cannot stand my water belt. It is just pretty annoying t wear.

amyreinink said...

Sounds like a great workout — heavy legs don't ever feel good at the time, but they're an awesome reminder that you're pushing yourself, which is the whole point of speedwork, anyway! Keeping my fingers crossed for more good luck with the heel, too!

Just_because_today said...

You might want to get a garmin to control your pace. I'm thinking of doing that myself. I also have the same issue, pace all over.
Good work outs you are doing.

I prefer weddings than funerals...

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