|Work lights I bought for my dark early morning track workouts|
It wasn't horrible out this morning, about 36 degrees with a 10mph breeze. But the cooler air made my lungs and throat feel like they were on fire. So, I'll probably regret the workout later when I'm in bed with pneumonia, but I got it in ... so GO me!
I typically do my track workouts at Campbell Jr High, where both of my kids went to middle school. It's literally pitch black on the track early in the morning. So last year I bought a set of work lights that I take with me when I've got a Speed Workout scheduled. It's weird how much it helps. Light is amazing! You can do so many things ... so much better ... when they're illuminated! More than anything, it just seems to give me a little perspective of distance when I'm circling, about to pass out, in the dark. I just focus on "let the light be my guide" ... which is a metaphor for life, but we'll save that for another time.
I cut today's workout really short since I was hacking up a lung for most of it, but here's how it went ...
2 mile warm up
10 x 400Meter @ 1:20 ... which is a 5:20/pace
1 mile @ 6:20/pace
Half mile cool down
I planned on doing 20 sets of 400 Meter laps, but after about two laps of not being able to breath, I knew I was gonna have to whittle that down a little. But at least I got some work in. Now I've just gotta kick this stupid sickness. Have a great week ... GO SHOCKERS!!!
... be great today!