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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ever had your ass kicked...

... 12 times?

Tuesday night, Mr KT and I attended a local track workout led by a an outstanding (read: fast) area runner. They run every Tuesday at 5:45 pm at the university track. I had been trying to convince Mr KT to try it. I knew he would be able to keep up and I knew that I would not. And that is pretty much the way it worked out.

It was hot and freaking humid. There were maybe 8 or 9 guys and an unbelievably ripped, track-star chick. They started out with a two mile warm up at a faster pace than I would have gone so I slowed down and did my own. I ended up with a mile and a half warm up. Then he led drills so we did a bunch of those on the football field. The main set was 12x400 trying to hold less than 80 sec/400. NOT A PRAYER for me. I just did them as fast as I could. I seriously fell off the back every single time. Between each 400 was a 200 easy "jog". This was actually slow enough that I could have done it if I had finished with them. Problem was I had to run a bit faster to catch back up and so my recovery was considerably limited. I ended up sitting out 2 of them. So I ended up with 10x400. After the 6th 400 they did a full lap of easy and I sat that out too. Whew, good workout. Extremely frustrating, tiring, hot, and did I mention frustrating?

They warmed down and Mr KT and I went to meet up with any high school kids of his that decided to come run with us for our cool down. Nobody showed for that workout and so we stretched and went home. Ugh.

5 comments:

J-Wim said...

Good job. I haev to do a lot of talking myself into speedwork on the track with the group. The wheels fall off every time and I am left panting in the dust.

TRI-ROB said...

Hey Rock Star! You did 10X400s! FAST! Right? Am I right? Riiiiiiiiiight? Yeah... ok... so you didn't keep up with the super skinny pathetic runner types... big freakin DEAL! You're a triathlete... and don't you FORGET IT!

Breathe...

blink140pnt6 said...

If they did the workouts at 9 a.m. I'd show up... by 5:45 p.m... it's beer thirty. Thats just me.

Good for you for going... and I think you give yourself a LOT less credit than you should. You can run. I've seen you run.

You just didn't want to show them all up.

Benson said...

Nice job hanging in and getting it done.
Now, throw those runners in a pool for 30 minutes, have them bike for an hour, and then see how they hobble around that track.
OK, so they still might be able to run but they'd be trying to catch YOU.
I hope you see my point and keep in all in perspective. You did fine.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow! Hell of a workout! Those always want to make me puke...