Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Speed Work

I, for the first time since I began running 4 years ago, went to the track and did speed work on Friday. I took some advice from fellow bloggers and after a 1/2 mile warm up I sprinted on the straights and jogged the turns. I did this for 10 laps, cooled down with another 1/2 mile run and was very proud of myself (it doesn't take much).

I enjoyed the workout. I brought my children and they ran laps (kind of) while I was working. They were very supportive, and we had a good time.

The next morning I was regretting it a bit. I was so sore, it felt like I ran two marathons rather than a few measly laps around the track. I never like to be sore, but I always look at it with hope, as I am pushing my muscles beyond their comfort zone and hopefully building.

I do not know if this speed work which I plan to do once a week will help, only time will tell, but I did enjoy a change in routine and having the family get out and do something together was fun.


Sarah said...

Awesome! That is great that your kids ran laps while you did...I may have to give that a try!

Cascia said...

I agree with Sarah. So happy that your kids were there with you. I bet you were sore afterward but that is alright. A little change of pace doesn't hurt!

JenZen said...

I just started doing speedwork once a week too and I've already noticed a difference. I still abhor it, but I guess it's a necessary evil. Great job!