Track workouts in a Houston summer: RAIN (because late afternoon showers and hurricane season) or SHINE (usually 90°+ and 90%+ humidity) we still have to get it in.
Today’s workout in a downpour: MILES IN DISGUISE, 4 sets: 4x300 w/ 100 recovery and 500 jog between sets.
Hey everyone, today we had track practice and it kinda kicked our butts... but that’s okay!
We started with a mile warm up, then did dynamic stretching, then did 4 100m strides. Then we followed this circuit but instead of doing strides after each set, we did a 300 on the track. Then after finishing the 4th set and the included 300, we did 4 more 300’s. So a total of 8 300’s. Then a mile cool down. 💪🏼🏃🏽♀️
Round and round and round...
Not gonna lie, summer track sessions are kind of my favorite 💛☀️🙌🏼.
Coming back from injury can be so tough. It’s hard not to compare yourself to where you used to be, but this is my 3rd week doing modified speed workouts, and I know it’s working the way it’s supposed to be for me.
By slowing down my interval paces, I’m slowly getting my speed back to where it used to be. Could I crank out my old speed paces? Possibly. But it would really tax my body, and I wouldn’t be able to do the next hard workout in just a couple of days. This way, I’m gradually dipping my toes in the water, making recovery time shorter, and I can feel it paying off. My first two weeks of speed doing 400s & 600s, each interval was averaging 7:00 pace. Today upping the distance to 800s, I was able to fairly easily average 6:54 pace. It’s a far cry from the 6:10 pace I used to do, but it’s a step in the right direction, which makes me hopeful and optimistic. Feeling stronger each day 👊🏼💪🏼.
One of my FAVORITE things to do in the summer is take my workouts outside. There is nothing I hate more then missing out on nice weather cause I need to get a workout in. So I like to take advantage of the high school track so I can enjoy both! There are so many different things you can do outside with little equipment, and you’ll get a really good sweat on (plus a nice tan)
I challenge all of you to take at least 2 workouts outside every week during the summer. I promise it’s the best feeling ever ☀️ 👙 .
Summer break is right around the corner so that means more track workouts coming your way
Another Monday, another track workout! While I worked alone this morning cheers from these guys helped keep me going when I kind of wanted to quit. 4x1200 at 4:40 with 3 min rest. Got the work done, excited for a good week of training.
I always say yes to tacos....& nachos!!!🌮✨
This was a good one!!!
25 jumping jacks
12 kettle bell swings
10 step ups e. leg or lunges
10 heavy kettle bell RDL’s
Repeat x 4
10 in & out abs
10 DB flys
10 DB triceps bench press (elbows close to body, not out wide)
10 reverse flys
Repeat x 3
Hot as fuck 12 miler with 2 x 20 minutes at 10k pace. Stomach issues between efforts most likely from the heat plus eating terribly yesterday, but I rallied and ran the second effort a bit faster. First 20 minutes averaged 6:45 min/mi then the second 20 minutes I averaged about 6:40. I could barely keep those paces for 5 minutes on Wednesday! Longest run since Wapack and first 50 mile week in awhile. Feeling strong, and sweaty!
17 weeks Postpartum: Returning to running postpartum has been very humbling. Before the babies, I was able to run a 100, 200, or 400 with a split accurate to a second.
Returning from Bebe number 2 my internal metrics are way out of whack. I am slowly trying to recalibrate by starting with intervals at shorter distances to maintain form and slowly building volume.
E2MoM: 200m average 46 seconds
E90 seconds: 100m avg 17 seconds
4 rounds at each distance
-> pic 3 is a visualization of my internal metrics right now 😂😂
The perception that people are working harder than you by doing more than you is not reality. 👊 Many times the people that appear to be working harder are just working dumber. They don’t know when to stop. They are chasing some aesthetic they feel will make them more worthy as a human. They don’t truly understand the balance which is needed for recovery. Knowing when to stop, when to say “no” to the extra reps, sets or miles is being smart. 🤓 It’s so hard not to but you can’t get caught up in the comparison trap particularly when it comes to fitness and especially aesthetics. Guess what? Those two things DO NOT equate to health. This has been a VERY difficult thing for me to overcome and understand but it has been key in order for me to come to a place of acceptance with the body I have. Not being in a place of acceptance would mean that I would be obsessive over every morsel of food that goes in my mouth; it would mean I would turn down going out to eat with friends/family; it would mean I would constantly feel down about every lump and bump I have, etc. I want to be strong, I want to feel capable and yes, I want the outside to reflect the hard work I put in but Most of all, I want to be healthy - meaning that I want the SYSTEMS of my body to be functioning well - my heart, lungs, brain, GI system, hormones, sleep, immune system, reproductive system, etc. ALL of these functioning well are signs of health and if any one of them is off, then you have to take a step back and evaluate why. I only mention this today because I think the fitness industry is sad. We’ve gotten far, far away from what health is all about and it now seems to be all about aesthetics and who can work harder than the next guy. I do see the irony of me posting a pic of my track workout. What you might not see though is that this was 45 minutes on a Saturday when 90 minutes used to be my minimum. 🤷🏻♀️ Anywhoo, everyone’s journey is different. It’s okay to have goals and work hard towards them (hey, I do!) but it’s also okay if you aren’t able to do what your friend does or to take a non-scheduled rest day because you woke up feeling like poop. 🤨 Random thoughts today.