Yesterday was to be my first track day of Run Less Run Faster and so I figured the more the merrier and invited the wee girl to go along. After a mile warm-up and some dynamic stretching, I started my 12x400s. According to the pace chart based on my recent (and only) 5k in March, I was to be doing my 400s in 2:04. My first 400 was about 1:45, the second 1:47...and on and on. When I've previously done track workouts I've used my HR monitor or gone on feel rather than actually paying attention to my times. I'm NOT a #s person...
However, I was intent on doing this right. But again...I'm not a #s person and looking up things on charts and stuff is not my strong suit, so I could possibly have been looking at an entirely wrong chart, but it was a great workout nonetheless. Half way through Mai wanted me to time her doing a 400 followed by stairs. She had been running laps, running stairs, and running up a grassy hill during my whole workout. This girl was making the peewee football camp boys look like wimps. They all kept staring at her like she was a maniac...which she is :D
My 2nd half, I finally got into a groove and hit my 2:04 pace within a second or two every time. Yay me! It sure felt better than the 1:45s I had run for the first 6 400s.
So here's the thing. I started having some pretty terrific left ?IT Band? trouble on the drive to Sunriver. I've had continuing trouble with it, my left glute, my left hammie, my left ankle since then. I have had manageable trouble with my left side all season actually. My right leg feels FANTASTIC...my left leg feels not so great. During my workout it didn't really bother me after I got started, but boy...after the workout, I had some serious achiness until I went to bed. Today it feels better, but not great.
I'm playing this by ear for now...not sure what to do.
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So, I'm wondering...What do YOU do because your daughter (or son) is watching you?