Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Track Tuesday

My knees haven't hurt at all today so I figured it was time to pound them real hard and head to the track. A quickly programmed 4x400 with 2x400 rest repeated four time would do!
Unfortunately I didn't program the Garmin the right way (even after bragging over the weekend about how easy it was to do!) and ended up doing 5 fast laps before I realized I had doubled up the fast laps.
  • 1:39, 1:48, 1:43, 1:49, 1:52 with rests of 2:21, 2:12
  • 1:41, 1:34, 1:41, 1:45 with rests of 2:03, 2:07
  • 1:42, 1:48, 1:44, 1:47 with rests of 2:20, 2:01
  • 1:43, 1:47, 1:40, 1:44 with rests of 2:46, 2:18
Not bad at all, with an average of 1:44 (4:10m/km). With the warmup and cool down I came about 100m short of 18km in about 90 minutes. Awesome.

I'm always taken aback by the runner's high I get from letting the engines go full tilt. The Endorphin was flowing freely tonight. I can't believe that a painful workout can also be so enjoyable.


  1. Nothing beats the high from speed work! Looks like a greta session on the track - nice splits!

  2. Is this a paved track? Is it in good condition? Where?

  3. Track workouts are the best! I totally love the pain and it feels so good once you are done running!

  4. The track is at Holy Trinity High School in Kanata (on Katimavik near Castlefrank/Centrum). It's very small crushed stone but otherwise in very good conditions.

    I have a picture from a previous post: http://endorphinbuzz.blogspot.com/2009/12/sunday-at-track.html

  5. Thanks for the location. Was hoping it was smooth and paved. Would have been great for inline speedskating.

  6. Wow!! Speedy run, obviously the doubled up fast ones didn't throw you off!! nicely done!