Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Track Tuesday

I'm back, did you miss me? I realized that I haven't posted in a week. Maybe it's because I haven't been running much...not following my schedule. I didn't run my track workout last Tuesday. My legs were still recovering from last Sunday's 10K. I ran a six-mile tempo run on Thursday with dismal results and didn't feel like it was worth complaining writing about. On Sunday, I had an eight mile long run to do, but worked a double that day which equals 12 hours running around without a break on a crazy Columbus Day weekend. I probably walked close to eight miles that day, though. So...I doing a do-over. I'm repeating last week's running schedule since I only completed one out of three runs. No problem. I've still got 178 days until I need to be able to run 13 miles for my first half marathon.

Today's workout:
1 mile warm up
2 x 1600 @ 7:27 and 1 x 800 @ 3:36 w/ 400m RI
1 mile cool down

The results:
1600 #1 - 7:22
1600 #2 - 7:27
800 - 3:31

It is so dark at 5:30. I do like watching the sky turn colors with every lap of the track, though. We'll see how the rest of the week goes. I might get up half an hour earlier on Thursday and do my long run then, since I'm also working all day on this Sunday too. Or maybe suck it up and do it Monday morning. At least I have a whole slew of new compression products to try out. The folks at Tommie Copper sent me an awesome package full of gear for my review, so be on the lookout!

Oh, and they posted some photos from the Apple Fest 5K from a few weeks ago. There were only a few taken it seems. I only found myself in the one of the start.

Can you see me hiding in there?


  1. you ROCKED the speed work!!!! awesomeness!!!!!

  2. Carrie, you are my hero! I mean you have been since my Junior year of high school, but seriously, 7:22 1600's? You are amazing! I totally bailed on going to the gym today after my long 9 hours, now I feel like a huge slacker. Thanks, as always for being an amazing inspiration! ~Maureen

  3. Awesome splits there! No slacking going on in your world.

  4. wait are you training for your first half? you've got some rockin paces and a great plan going, you'll do great!

  5. awesome track workout! you rock :)

    ps - i love your background, so festive for this time of year :)


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