Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Track Workouts

Whoa, so I participated in my first track workout last night and I ABSOLUTELY loved it!! The first 45 minutes was all drills - high kicks, karaoke, skips, high skips, prancing...all that kind of good stuff. Then came the track portion, 300 meter repeats. ....I now have a new respect for the track, but I have to say this was the best thing ever! There are 2 coaches (who I guess are now my coaches) who run the program (through LITF). They meet every Tue. so my plan is to try and make 2 or 3 a month as I have some other commitments on Tue. that I would like to try and keep.

I was a little nervous about the knee as I have been feeling some pain and am now thinking that I may need surgery, which if necessary, I will plan after ski season, but it held up and I felt pretty strong. They broke us up into 2 groups, advanced and not so....I was in the not so, but was running considerably faster than the group. I was in 2nd for all of the sprints which was nice.

Now about the knee, I'm RICING it and trying to not wear heels which I think aggravates it. I'm also taking a break from spinning which is why it's bugging me. Going back to the ortho next month so he can look at the new crazy brace and make sure it fits correctly. Still not sure how I'm going to ski in that thing, but anything is better than not being able to ski!


tfh said...

Ack! You love track workouts! I mean, congratulations. That's really cool. I have to drag myself through them. Maybe I should join a running group-- I'm always so intimidated by them, though.

Nikemom said...

Hey, I like the idea of your track workouts! Way cool. I need to look into something like that around here. That may get me to that 8:30 pace I want for the half-marathon :)