Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Track Tuesday: Birthday Edition

The first gift I got for my birthday today is a kick-ass run at the track. I've been super excited to do this particular interval run since I saw it on the training schedule. Lots of short, fast runs! Other than having to remember four separate target paces, I was ready to kill it. I wore my new YMX shirt that I won on a Facebook contest. I love this shirt and now that I've run in it I love it even more! I'll get around to a review at some point.

1 mile warmup
200 (200 RI), 400, 600, 800, 800, 600, 400 (400 RI after each), 200
1 mile cooldown

I got a good day's rest yesterday after my eight miles followed by a 12-hour work day on Sunday and my legs felt ready to run fast. The stars were bright at a half moon lit my way.

I'm happy to report that I beat all my target paces by 7  to 13 seconds with the exception of my last 600 (that was by 3 seconds...I know awful :-P), but during that one I was paying more attention to the huge flock of seagulls that flew into the infield and I was trying not to get pooped on.  

My splits:
200 - :45 (no set pace for a 200) 
400 - 1:37
600 - 2:28
800 - 3:27
800 - 3:29
600 - 2:38 (look out for the birds!) 
400 - 1:36
200 - :44

And now I am officially halfway to age 70. Ewww... More positively, I am officially in the year of my life in which I will be running my first half and full marathons! 34 was a great year, I got running back into my life, fit into my pre-pregnancy, even pre-marriage clothes (I think I gained 10 pounds on our honeymoon!), started this blog that has helped me to find the incentive and commitment to make running a permanent fixture in my life and through I have the support of my friends and family, virtual or in-person (some of the former have become the latter).







When I got back this is what Zeke had waiting for me:

Blue frosting, because blue is my favorite color.

Zeke dictated the inside of the card to Ian. But he signed his name!

5 comments:

  1. love, love, love your YMX shirt. I could go broke buying them - thank goodness for contest winnings!

    super sweet card/cake! love it. happy birthday! (again)

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  2. Nice shirt! I'm a wee bit jealous... :) Happy Birthday! 35 is great! I had my last child at 35. Now he's 6. You do the math.

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  3. Happy Birthday!!
    how sweet are those cards!! love it.

    it must be your lucky day...make sure you stop by my blog soon :)
    I think there is a gift there for you too!

    35 rocks!!

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  4. awwwww!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY!!! what a great start to the day...rocking an amazing run!

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