at the track…
Last night marked the first night of my third season doing summer track nights. I hated it. I always hate it. BUT somehow I keep going back. Last night we picked a new Track Workout from suggested by No Meat Athlete:
Track Workout #1: 10 x 400m with 400m rest intervals.
Pace: Determine 5K mile-pace, then divide by 4 and subtract 10 seconds. (Example: 19:15 5K is a 6:12 mile. Divided by 4 gives 1:33, subtracting 10 gives 1:23 for each 400m interval.) This takes the idea of “easy at first, brutal at the end” to the extreme.” And it’s so easy — Run 400m, jog 400m. After one or two of these, it seems like a breeze. Get to number 6 or so, and all the sudden 4 more is out of the question. But because each only requires a short effort, I find myself thinking “Ok, I can manage just one more.” And then after a rest, I think the same thing. And so on until the end.
Track workouts always amaze me. Such short distances, most are 2.5-3.5 miles and yet you are truly spent by the time it’s over. If you’re not, then you’re not doing them right!
I challenge you to get out there and try this track workout! Then come back here and tell me how you feel!
Track workouts: “Most bang for your buck.” – Cee Heard