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Something New - Track Workouts!


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

After 4 years of running, I'm finally doing track workouts for speed! Did my first one 2 weeks ago. It really kicked my butt. I've always done my speedwork on my treadmill, mainly because I didn't know where a track was near me. Found a group that meets at 5am on Tuesdays very close to home. I have to get used to my pace at the shorter distances, I find I go out too strong and get winded quickly. But I'm doing it and I'm excited about it because I know I'll get better!

I did a 10 mile run on Sunday, that's the longest I've ever run in the month of July. Since I've been running, I've always taken the summers off from running because of the heat and humidity, but this year I want to keep my base so I'm doing one day of speedwork and one long run and sometimes another short easy run. I went with a large group which was great, we started at 6am and it wasn't as bad as I would have thought.

I've been enjoying being in the gym lifting regularly too, getting my strength back! So far, it's a great summer!
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KINGDOMBOUND317 10/17/2014 12:08AM

    WOW! This is so inspiring! I don't walk in the summer months as much, but I love my fall and winter weather as well!

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NEW-CAZ 12/27/2013 6:50AM

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RUNGRL2013 7/25/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon I like how you keep challenging yourself to do better emoticon

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X5X52000 7/16/2013 6:45PM

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PDQ1203 7/13/2013 10:15AM

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the track can be lots of FUN
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MIZPAM25 7/9/2013 9:18PM

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IMSMILEY88 7/9/2013 6:11PM

    That's terrific. I need to check out our track. I've never done that.

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MBSHAZZER 7/9/2013 5:29PM

    Awesome, Tia!!! I think running with a group at 5AM is a great idea... the track will eliminate any worries about tripping and falling in the dark (and I have done that doing speedwork... if it hurts to eat pavement at a 9 minute mile, it's THAT MUCH WORSE at a 6:30 pace!!!!) and I'm sure running with other people is very motivating!

Enjoy!

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PRESBESS 7/9/2013 2:44PM

    Wow, so happy to hear it's going well for you. Keep up the good work! Fitness is a wonderful thing!
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NEW-CAZ 7/9/2013 11:46AM

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ANDREA0301 7/9/2013 11:23AM

    Keep up the great work!!

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KAREN_NY 7/9/2013 11:03AM

    Sounds like FUN!!

.... Runners are sick that way, aren't we?? ;)

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COOP9002 7/9/2013 10:27AM

    Like the idea.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/9/2013 9:14AM

    emoticon You rock!!!! emoticon

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LKEITHO 7/9/2013 8:46AM

    Sounds like you are getting a great mix of workouts. Congratulations!

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