Wednesday, March 31, 2010

T-t-t-track


Welcome to this week's installation of places I work out - Exhibit A: our local high school track. Our schools are on spring break this week, so there weren't any teams practicing on the track after work and I was able to get a nice ladder workout in. I have a few mental tricks to help me at the track. I like to count the big light poles down the straightaways (there are four of them). I also like to imagine the curves as a giant slingshot that will shoot me around to the straightaways. Whatever works, right? Anyhow, I enjoyed my first track workout of 2010!
Tonight's speed work helped me finish out my biggest mileage month since the spring of 2006. Seriously. So lame, I know. Anyhow. 123.6 miles. 12 cross training sessions. 28 hours. Good times. Here's to a bigger and better April!

15 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
Your picture is making me lust after a nice track:) Lane three is my favorite and I love to sprint around the corners!! You did awesome this month, 123.6 miles is fantastic! Nice work!

RunMommyRun said...

I can even picture you now doing your training around those lanes. :) Cool idea! And congrats on your mileage this month as well as other cross-training! You're awesome!

Anne said...

Wow!! That's some serious mileage for the month...congrats! :)

Jill said...

That's GREAT miles for the month, congrat on that one, girl!!!! I love that our track is "free" this week, too, for spring break. In the summer, there's too many casual walkers and even kids on bikes and dogs all over the thing. Enjoy!!!

DRog said...

Great month...you're doing great with the cross training (and the bowling DOES count) - D

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Looks like a great track... even though I've never done "speedwork" ;) AWESOME MILEAGE!!!

Jamoosh said...

Rock on with that awesome month!

onelittletrigirl said...

I love my old High School track and get equally excited when it is empty!

Marlene said...

I definitely need some mental tricks when I'm going around and around on the track. Great job on the workout and big mileage for March!

Katie A. said...

Nice job on the mileage! And what a beautiful track!! I am a bit jealous ;)

Jeri said...

AWESOME JOB on april. Holy cow. :) I need to scour for a track in town. All the ones near by are locked up tight. Not cool.

Sherri said...

I love your picture..and great ideas for the track workouts! =)
Wow! You put in a ton of miles!!!

Running Through Life said...

Great job on the big mileage month. Sounds like your training is going great!! Have a great weekend.

The un-Zen Runner said...

Whoa, that's HUGE mileage. You almost did 100 more miles than me in March. Looks like I need to get off my duff. :)

Beth said...

Good for you getting the track workout in. I have the same sling-shot feeling around the corners. Those mental games really help. So glad you had a great March. Yeah!