My 4:31 alarm rings, and I head for PDS to meet up with Laurie, Stacey, and Steve. Not that I am nervous, but this will be my first track workout in over a year. Older legs don’t turn over as fast as younger legs. And, well, lately, my legs have felt quite a bit older.
Stacey and Laurie lead us through a 2 mile warm up. Then, it was time to hit the track. Steve and I end up jumping into Laurie’s mile repeats by running every other lap.
After 8 x 400s, he and I split off. I run a so-so mile repeat in 5:54.
We finished off the morning with a couple of cool down miles . All told, we started at 5:00 and were finished by 6:10. I was back home by 6:45.
Yeah, extra sleep feels good but so does a workout like this morning. Big thanks to Stacey, Laurie, and Steve for making me accountable.
Now, I am off to work, and I already know I am off to a great start.
The Cool Down Runner