Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Back on the track
Last evening I headed down to the JCSU track for the first workout of the new training block. I had never run at this track before as I have two accessible tracks within jogging distance from my house, but having run there last night I would definitely consider making the extra effort to head there again. The 'Mondo' track surface is super fast and the view of the city skyline as you come into the home straight is awesome. Also, as a result of the “public-private” partnership formed between JCSU and the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission the general public can utilize the track for exercise everyday from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Last night the floodlights were even left on for us until we completed our workout!
Inspired by this and the good company of at least ten other trackites from Charlotte Running Club I proceeded to notch a solid workout. The goal was 5 mile repeats at half marathon pace (5:28) with a minute recovery and the option of running a 6th if the legs were feeling good. I managed to hit 5:26,28,26,21,26,12. Yes I did the 6th and generally felt great throughout the workout. I had Jay's company throughout and Aaron and Jordan jumping in too. Enjoyed it!
Having also run Tuesday morning (I can only run Saturday this weekend so am having to frontload the week a little) I ran over 17 miles yesterday and it will be interesting to see how the legs feel on this morning's run from the Dowd. Again the Company will make it feel easier regardless!
A good start to the new training block!