Yet another speed workout. You know, 2 in one week normally is horrible, but because of how crappy monday was, I felt like it was actually okay. Yes, I ate a huge breakfast before I came, which was not smart, but I was with my ward and...yeah, whatever. It doesn't matter. I'm just happy that it wasn't RIGHT before, or i'd be in trouble. But I definitely felt it on the warmup.
2 laps and stretching and drills. Oh how I hate drills. They were fine before but now I just don't like them. Maybe they feel nice for others but today I would've been just fine if we didn't do them and got the workout over with. Oh well.
Sprinters and Distance combined today (a bit of a surprise) and we did a workout I remember well from Cross Country season. I was really bad way back then. I think it was during one of the morning workouts. Ha. Anyway, we did 3 sets of a 400 and 200. We had partners and you were supposed to chase them. One would start the 400 and the other, lined up at the 200, had to wait for them to pass a cone a bit further than the 200 mark, and when they did, try to chase them. The 400 runner would try not to let them pass and the 200 runner would try to pass. It was practice for regions and getting in the top 4 and blah so we could qualify for state and all that jazz. My partner was Dominique. I was supposed to hit 1:22-1:25ish.
Yeah, the sprinters don't know how to pace. Sad but true. I started with a 400, and my group was me with sprinters. Great. We were in the groups based on what we were going to be trying to hit. They all started way fast and I was like "whoa guys we're going kinda fast" but they didn't pay any attention. I just tried to stick with them. we passed the 200 mark and I knew Dominique was coming so I tried to move. Yep, too fast. But I guess that's all right. I ended up out-kicking all but 1 girl in my group. And I think our group was the largest, too. :) got a 1:17.
Yeah, I didn't have a watch, so all of my 200s weren't timed. But I liked them because I could outkick Dom on all of them, which is good I guess. I like outkicking people :)
The next 400 was hard, but I still got it faster than I was supposed to. 1:21. 1 second fast. My legs had started shaking just after. I don't like it when they shake. 2nd 200 was good. It felt better than that 4. Last 400 was really hard and I could feel the lactic building up. got a 1:27. 200 was a bit better.
Then we did 4 grass laps around to get to 6 miles for the day. A few lucky individuals get to go to Arcadia tomorrow. Lucky ducks.