Monday, April 25, 2011

Track Baby

Not to be confused with crack baby.

The snow finally melted off the track. To avoid having to run with the high school kids after work, I decided a lunch time track workout was in order. My plan was to do an easy warm up and then a ladder -- 400, 800, 1200, 800, 400. Easy peasy.

Except. Running slowly through snow and ice for 8 months (yes, 8 months, that's how long winter was) does not prepare you for running quickly at the track. During the first 400 I thought my lung might just explode out of my chest. New plan: let's do four 400's and call it good. Apparently I need to warm up to track season.

So I'm back from my lunch time quicky. Debating about whether to just stay in my running clothes for the rest of the day. I don't have any appointments scheduled for the afternoon and I'm planning on running again after work anyways . . . disgusting I know, but much more comfortable than changing back into a suit.

8 comments:

B.o.B. said...

stay stinky. ;)

i will remind myself to calm the hell down on the aero bars too!

lol

runningthedawn.com said...

stin-ky! stin-ky! stin-ky! (that's me chanting)

i've been struggling to find a time when those pesky high school kids aren't at the track either...lunch times not an option, and i don't feel like running in the dark. can't wait for school to be over!

Marlene said...

Putting on a suit after a run sounds like the worst thing ever.

Nice job pushing it at the track!! FINALLY no more snow.

Jess said...

I'd stay in the stinky, comfortable clothes!

Richelle said...

I'm with Jess. Unfortunately, I can't do that where I work. :(

It takes me a few months to get my speed up, too, after a long winter. You'll get it back. :)

These Are The Days said...

I read this as I sit here in my workout clothes from this morning, only took them off to go swimming then back in them for weights..yuck! I say stay in yours though. :) In AZ we don't have to deal with ice & snow, so I'm feeling for you. 8 months?? Where are you at?

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Teamarcia said...

Good for you for getting out there! I made my return to the track today....ouch. It'll get better!