"Night Run @ 7:30 pm!!"
Last minute = Cold weather
Usually I love the workouts my coach puts together unlike my teammates, but this week I’m sitting in the unhappy camper group. My workout group is focused on the 1500-5000 races, however our workout is geared towards 5k-10k.
For instance today’s workout is:
5 x 400/1200; Run a 400m at 5k pace and then a 1200m at 10k pace for 1600m of continuous running. Take a 3 minute recovery and then start the next one.
I plan to instead change the 400m to a mile pace and the 1200m to about a 3k-5k pace. Overall I usually race the 3k, but I may need to go slower since I’m easing back into workouts.
The moral of this vent session is this:
Plan workouts to suit what you are running. If you don’t feel comfortable for your distance/speed group, don’t be afraid to adjust it. This could be the difference between an avoidable injury or even peaking to early in the season. Each runner is different and the best coach is listening to your body.
Motivation for 6:45 am next quarter.
Hopefully I won’t fall asleep in classes again =]
Just got back from my run, how about you?