burnin’ rubber

Track saw a new chapter last week with the presence of Bryan Glass and a pro triathlete named Eric Bean.  Both of them raised the level of running on the track by a factor of two.  It was both impressive to be running the same workout as them and also depressing at the same time.

The group was one of the biggest we’ve ever had at around 18 guys.  It was great to see so many runners show up and put forth such a quality effort.  The workout was 1200, 800, 400, 1200, 800, 400.  It went by fairly quickly even though there were actually 3 miles of speed-work and 1.5 miles of recovery.  It made for a long track session.  The group actually was able to regroup between each interval which seemed to keep everyone motivated.  This is especially true considering how fast the fast guys were running (Bryan ran the second 800 at 2:13 and the last 400 at :60).  Smokin.  I’m glad he doesn’t ride a bike.  I hit 4:05, 2:40, :75, 4:06, 2:38, :72.

Today’s workout is going to be a little bit shorter because of the extreme heat index predicted for today (around 110 degrees).  Normally we try and get 3 miles of speed-work in during each workout.  Today we’re doing 2.25 miles.  The plan is 800, 400, 800, 400, 800, 400.  We will take a full lap of recovery between each interval.  Bring some water if you can, it’s gonna be hot out there boys!