Ow. I’m sore.
This week on “B.o.B.’s comeback trail” I hit up Track Tuesday and Crossboot. Track was on Tuesday, duh, and last night was Crossboot. I really needed both of these workouts as they have helped to set a benchmark that I can grow from. Er, grow back to where I was and want to be. Did that make any sense? Hm. Let’s keep it moving.
Track Tuesday’s workout consisted of 4 by 400’s, a mile, and 3 by 400’s. As expected I got moved back a couple of groups and was A-OK with that. The group I ran with had a woman named Lynn who was awesome at holding the pace, which I needed for sure. I had no idea how fast to run and how I’d feel so I just followed her lead.
The first set of 400’s for my group were to be run at 1:50, the mile at 7:32, and the last set of 400’s at 1:51. After the first 400, I knew I’d be ok with those and that pace. It was the mile that had me most concerned and for good reason. It hurt and I struggled. I didn’t hit that 7:32 pace and saw my pace group get further and further in front of me. I was told by Coach Dror repeatedly to drop my arms and stop hunching. What can I say? T-rex likes high arm running.
I wound up running that mile in 7:42 and that’s ok. It was my first week back and I hit my 400’s. It shows me that my speed will come back and that I’m lacking in endurance. No surprises here.
I love and hate Crossboot all at the same time. I may have talked about Crossboot in the past but as a refresher it’s a mix of bootcamp and cross fit style workouts with the team building and competition aspects worked in. There’s lot of partnering up and lots of positive instruction from the owner. I’m a big fan of the team portions because they do push you. I love that. I’m terribly weak right now and I’m so freakin’ sore that I know tomorrow is going to be torture going up and down my stairs. I hate that. I know it’ll make me stronger and everyone knows that stronger typically helps runners in the long run, especially in that core strength area.
|Planking and sit ups with a friend. Ow.|
|I totally sucked at these.|
|Post workout flexing FTW!|
I have a few more workouts to get in this week before my 1/2 mary on Sunday. I’m sure it’s going to be an interesting run. I can’t decide between wearing a tutu or wearing green for St. Patty’s Day. What do you think I should wear? Big decisions people. Happy Thursday!
Green Tutu, I say! Way to go chica you are kicking butt this week. 🙂
I kind of like the "oh snap" shirt you wore @ shamrock last year. I doubt that is proper running attire for a 1/2 😉
I was going to say the same–green tutu! I'm so glad you came out to Crossboot. It was lots of fun. And by fun, I mean I can't walk normally today. But that's to be expected. I'm going to think about the track thing…
That's like 2 blogs in a row without mention of my awesomeness. I know you are trying to keep your street credits, but I need affirmation credits as well.
Bahahahahahahhaaha to Nick's comment! 🙂
I came here to say that now that you are back not only are you on a running roll, but a blogging roll too! Everytime I open my Reader it's like BAM! another post from my Boo!
Get it girl, but don't over do it. Xoxoxo
(And you know I vote tu-tu, except I already know you don't have a green one…. poop)
Cool! That is the kind of thing that will leave you sore. Crossboot sounds like a blast.
TUTU it up gurrrrrrrrl 😉 you'd fit right into our crazy crossfitness goings on right now 😉
Congrats on getting back at it! Those paces are still pretty sweet. You'll be back to normal in no time!
Definitely wear a green – a green tutu would be awesome.
gah – your first speed session after 6 weeks and you're running 1:50s? pfhhhh – you'll be back in no time 🙂
you are going to wear a tu-tu! :-O I feel like we had this conversation at some point and you had this face like you smelled a bad fart…or somethin'.
For whatever comment that was up there. Oh Snap is totally appropriate for a half. LOL