Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 600s

Twas the morning of Christmas, 
and all across the track, 
snow was covering ... so, 
I got a broom and came back.

At my alma mater high school track, Susquehanna Valley in Conklin, NY, it was a gray 27º with a cold north  breeze.   I was actually worried that someone would see me sweeping snow off the track and ask me WTF I was doing.    I cleared a 10" wide path in lane one.    After spending 15 minutes of sweeping an inch or more of snow off lane one, I started my warmup.  There were still patches of ice in spots, but the spikes kept me from slipping.

It was so cold that I decided not to run fast... about a 72 sec 400m pace.  I did a quantity foundation work.

800m warmup, stretches, minimal drills 
Saucony spikes on 
5 x 600m  - 1:51, 1:53, 1:55, 1:57, 2:02 
300m - 50
It made for a memorable Xmas morning.  We're expecting a major winter storm on Wednesday night so I may go back out tomorrow... if I don't have to sweep the track again.  If not tomorow, I probably won't be able to train again until Saturday evening in Sewanee.   If the weather is bad, I may be forced inside to run at Murphy Center.

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