We did 4 x 1600 (1 mile) repeats. And if that wasn’t crazy enough we did them at our 5K pace and cut five seconds off each repeat save for the last one. So, for me, it was 7:10, 7:05, 7:00 and then we got a little reprieve back to 7:10 for the last one. Sheesh! Talk about a workout!
I did love the break from the 800’s and really appreciated how this coach times each one of your laps and watches your form. (He yelled for me to lower my arms a few times since I tend to run with them up high. Not sure what that’s all about.) This workout out is sort of like having a personal trainer at the track. And yes, I pay for it, but if it helps me get stronger, it’ll be worth it. I’m investing in me!
Today, I’m thankful for a butt-kicking-non-puking-track workout.
But wait! There’s more!
This morning we Floridians woke to some much colder temps then we’ve had in a while and I personally LOVE it. It was a little below 50 degrees as I headed out to my morning medium long run and I wasn’t too surprised to see the running route, which is normally full of people, a little bit sparse. Wusses. Heh.
Today, I’m thankful for cold fronts.
But wait! There’s still more!
My stepmom and I recently went shopping and she purchased a cool new running outfit for me. I’m calling these pants my Flashdance Ass Pants because they are so flashy and tight on my behind. Heh. They are super comfortable and great for those aforementioned cold fronts. Please disregard my post run sweaty pit. Gross! (Said like Napolean Dynamite)
Today, I’m thankful for Flashdance Ass Pants. Get your very own HERE.
But wait! There’s one more!
Notice what I’m holding in the photo above? Yup. It’s my Advent Calendar. It’s December 1st and I had a lovely breakfast that started with…CHOCOLATE! Om nom nom nom!
Today, I’m thankful for the Advent Calendar and it’s tiny but delicious daily chocolates.
What are you thankful for today?
Running with your arms high can lead to more tension in the shoulders. The more relaxed you are the better. See you are a bad ass flashdance runner. You call that a 'cold' front???? HA
Love the new outfit! I'm thankful for having a car to ride to work in the winds that are coming our way 50-70 mph gusts. My brother is so stubborn though he refused to get a ride from me I have a feeling he'll be changing his tune when he tries to ride his bike home this afternoon and remains stationary!!!
Was this workout at UT? I have always been curious about the workouts they do there. I've been a few times to do my own at 5:30am, but I'm a bit of a loner on the track.
Thankful for a family and religion that celebrates Christmas!!
Now that you have Flashdance Pants, do we get a remake of the water scene?
Wow those are some awesomely flashy pants indeed!
Love your new outfit! Sounds like you unloaded a can o'whuppin on Group 6. Nice job!
Cute outfit! Love the flashy!
So glad you're loving the new track workouts! Man, I miss track practice. It hurts so good! And wowza on those pants! They will help keep you from freezing to death in that 50 degree weather 😉
Love the pants!
THOSE PANTS ARE AMAZING.
I am digging those pants…..not so much the pit sweat….ha!
Maybe your high arms are from your days as a running back on the high shool football team a la Tammy Mayda (please tell me you know this!)
But RBs run with the ball tucked tight and high on their chest to avoid having the ball punched out.
Those pants are super fantastic! I need something like that, darn it!! Looking good!!
I have to admit if I saw those pants on the trail I would have to take a double look see!
I am envious of your track workouts and the coach. I have thought about track running for awhile for some speed workouts, but have not found one open to the public yet. Running alone is nice, but I think I need to look for others in South Florida to run with.
Cute pants! Not something I could every put on my old lady butt though. ;o)
I'm thankful that it's going to warm up to the low 50s today for my first long run in about forever.
Ha, I just posted something about flashy pants. Something tells me this is one of those photos you'll regret one day. Nostalgia can be a bitch.
Those pants are amazing!! I'd be doubly thankful for them 🙂
I think that Champion should really pick up your title… "Flashdance Ass Pants" is SO much better than "C9 blah blah blah."
And while they're at it, they should probably go ahead and hire you as their model, too… because you rock them WAY better than the chick on the page that you linked to…
I'm just saying!