Thoughts on the Run, Track Edition.

-800s on the schedule…this should be fun. Better load up my Spotify playlist with all of the club bangers and party hits this morning.
-How do people get motivated to do track work without having others there…I swear speedwork is about 3,000 times more fun with friends.
-Also…let me take a swig of this coffee/caffeine of choice for the morning. I need a little bit of a pick me up.
-Okay, time to warm up a bit before I fire these legs up.
-Ughhhh….legs feel heavy…so tired. But this is good for me and supposedly will produce faster race times. MEH. Keep it moving.
-Alright, time to really get it going. 3, 2, 1 blast off.
-Turning the music up louder to drown out the thoughts about the fact that I don’t want to do this.
-Oh wait, that’s my jam. I am starting to feel a little better.
-Pass that chick. You could totally pass her. It’s all good. Healthy competition.
-Said chick looks a tad pissed that you passed her. It’s okay, she’ll get over it.
-OMG here goes the lane hugger that just does not want to get out of the fast lane. Really, dude?
-All good…whoosah. Too early to get an attitude and it is not even 6 am yet.
-Okay. Recovery jog. Ahh…feels good to slow down.
-Deep breaths. Inhale, exhale.
-Time to go again. Feet don’t fail me now.
-Feels like death. Yeah, gotta love that feeling. I guess. HA.
-Alright, track workout is done. You totally crushed it.
-Cool down time…best part of the run for sure.
-Sync run and done. Yes…love seeing those faster miles. Finito.

What are some of your thoughts on the track? Or on the trails…hill repeats…whatever. Your call.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts on the Run, Track Edition.

  1. I love when there are not many folks on the track. This post reminds me that I need to find a nearby track, because I have not completed any track speed work since living in Brooklyn.

    I’m a little guilty to admit that I once coordinated speed work on a treadmill to Youtube clips of the Beyonce Experience concert in LA (circa 2007).

  2. You covered a TON of the same thoughts that I have. Track work alone can be really tough to stay motivated. I feel like there’s a fine line between kinda working hard and REALLY working hard (which is the main reason for hitting the track). Partners can bring that little extra out.

    When I do have to run the track alone, I just remember that since no one else is out there willing to work their butts off, I’m going to beat them all on race day.

  3. I really enjoy going to the track. Reminds me of my old high school days on the long distance team when we would do some speed work to finish strong.
    I do make sure to keep out of the way of you speedy people and keep in the I’m slow as hell lane these days.

  4. My best trick for track workouts, or any hard session for that matter, is to be a total liar. I’ll tell myself, as I’m struggling at the start of a session that as long as I get through a few more intervals or minutes, I can call it.

    Of course when I do get to the point where I said I’d finish, I’ll keep telling myself to go on for just a tiny bit longer. I got this far, so what’s a few extra minutes or repeats? And so it goes until I’ve gotten through the full session. It works every time, and every time I also believe that I’m going to call it halfway through!

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