“:20!” times 10

Last week was one of our staple workouts of the track season.  We had only done 10 quarters on the 2:00 one time before (last Summer) so most of us had forgotten how much it hurts during the last two or three .  We would no sooner cross the finish line, check our watches, rest our hands on our knees while gasping for breath, when someone would shout “Twenty Seconds!”.  On paper it seems that we should get enough rest, but in practice it was always just barely enough.

We had an enormous group for a Tuesday track workout.  Katie Mac and Dave Heaps both made initial appearances.  It’s always great to see new faces!  We broke the workout into two groups: one did quarters on the 2:00 and the other on the 3:00.  This meant that every 3rd was started all together.  It proved to be a great way to keep everyone together and it seemed that both groups ran very well together.

Our times were pretty consistent throughout the workout.  It always seems to take a quarter or two to get into the rhythm of the workout.  Lawyer lead pretty much the entire workout (except when Taft blew by everyone on #9 for some reason).  The rest of us hung back by a few seconds at a consistent 78-85.  I think my exact splits were 81, 78, 79, 77, 77, 77, 76, 78, 76, 74.  A very solid workout.

Today’s workout is 1200, 800, 400, 1200, 800, 400.  The second set faster than the first set.  Quarter rest in between each.