Posted by: Tina | February 24, 2010

Workout #31 (Training Lessons by Tina)

Ways not to prepare for a track workout:

  1. Skip the workout the day you are supposed to do it.
  2. Instead, go to Saxony House to watch the Canada/Germany hockey game.
  3. Drink too much expensive beer and joke that you are carb loading (funny until you feel it the next day).
  4. Drink only one cup of water over a 20 hour period.
  5. Have difficulty sleeping.
  6. Have your 8-month old wake up several times over the course of the night.
  7. Go to track on the first day of rain and wind in more than a week.

Obviously, today’s track workout was terrifying, not only because track workouts make me tremble on a good day, but because of the points above. The progressive track workout continued today, with 8x400m at race pace and a 200m recovery between each. I can definitively say that this workout sucked. By the last couple of sets, I was sucking wind pretty hard, although laps 4 and 5 were the most mentally challenging. I was still finishing in 5-8 seconds under race pace, but as these sets get longer, I’ll probably get closer to right on race pace. I am already dreading next week’s track workout (8x600m!).

I must also drink more water.


  1. […] at race pace, with 200m recovery in between each. I was dreading it because of how painful it was last week. I didn’t prepare for today by drinking too much the night before though, so it didn’t […]

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