A mini breakthrough

First, I want to thank you guys so much for the support and words of encouragement from my last post when I lamented on my recent struggles with running. I forget sometimes that there’s a lot of newness going on my life and with that there’s going to be adjusting and getting used to new routines. And my runs may suffer as a result.

A lot of you said that “bad” runs are usually followed by a good one and that’s exactly what happened yesterday.

I wasn’t even sure if I’d be able to do my usual Wednesday speed work session as my husband had been out of town the days prior and I wasn’t sure he’d be up to kid duty after a very long stressful couple of days of work and travel. But when he got home from work, he saw me still in myownΒ work clothes and asked, “Aren’t you going to the track tonight?”

I love him.

I did a sprint upstairs to change and as I headed out the door he said, “Run fast!”

And I did! I have no idea how or what gave me the energy but I did. Maybe it was taking a couple of days off, maybe it was being so excited to get back out, I don’t know, but what happened was truly amazing.

PhotoGrid_1407982111753Your eyes are not deceiving you–that is a 6!

The workout consisted of 1×1600, 2×800, and 4×400. During the first set, I was running with a run club buddy and trying to keep up. When we finished the first mile and moved to our quick recover, we high-fived and I decided I’d try and stay with him the rest of the workout.

It was tough but with his encouragement I was able to stay with him til the end.

I was pretty euphoric on the drive home and when I walked in and saw my husband I said, “You told me to run fast,” and showed him my time. πŸ™‚

Happy Friday Eve friends!!

–Do you like speed work?

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32 responses

  1. Nice work my friend! I was so bummed to miss the track last night…traffic was terrible after work. Boo! But yay to the end of the bad running week. Welcome back!!

  2. Get it girl! Great job kicking butt on your speed workout!
    I used to love speed work! Not so much lately, but once I get back in the groove of things, I’m sure it’ll come back. It’s funny – I hated track in high school, but as an adult, my favorite workouts are on the track πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for the inspiration!! My last run was basically awful, and it has deterred me from getting back out there. Reading this really made me want to try again later today!

  4. Great job! Way to go for ending with such a speedy negative split πŸ™‚ speed workouts aren’t my favorite… I would much rarher do a tempo or long run, but they’re a necessary evil haha and it feels good when you get those little surprises mixed in there and run faster than you had expected!

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