Friday, September 16, 2011

Bannister And Balloons

Friday means back to Bannister. I leave work early on Friday's because I work late on Thursday nights. I planned to go to the track when I got home this afternoon but had a pounding headache and had to lie down on the couch for a while.

By 4:00, I was feeling better and made my way to the high school to run my intervals. School was out by then but it seemed like every sport the school offers was holding practice when I got there. Thankfully, Eureka has a ridiculous number of practice fields and the track wasn't being used. But, I rounded the corner on my first interval and looked up to see the cheerleaders taking a group photo on the football field. I figured they didn't want me running in the background so I stopped and waited a few minutes while they finished up.

The rest of the workout went well and I was able to run 8 intervals this week. Today felt a lot like Wednesday's Hill Repeats. Like Wednesday, I thought about stopping at 6, but pushed through and ran all 8 intervals without feeling too overworked. I was definitely panting at the end of the last two intervals, but I was happy with the overall quality of the workout.

Afterward, I jogged home, got cleaned up, and Liz and I drove downtown for the Balloon Glow in Forest Park. That was a whole other adventure that pretty much involved no balloons but some fun fireworks. All of the walking through the park helped work the acid out of my legs. It was a nice way to end the night.

Goal For The Day: Bannister Repeats.
Distance: 6.18 Miles.
Time: 8 x 400m (1:16, 1:14, 1:14, 1:15, 1:15, 1:14, 1:15, 1:15).
Route: Eureka H.S. Track.
Conditions: 65 degrees. 4:00PM.

Notes: 2.08 Mile jog to the track. 2.10 Mile jog home. 2 minutes of rest between intervals. I feel good about this week. The question now is about Sunday. I have 16 miles on the schedule but there's also a biathlon I would like to run. We'll see how this plays out.

Daily Miles: 6.18 Miles.
Blog Totals:
  Run - 315.08 Miles.
  Bike - 122.45 Miles.
  Swim - 10,050+ meters.

1 comment:

  1. I love how that pic of us actually looks like there are giant balloons in the distance. We don't need to tell everyone that we're close and they're only 12 feet tall.