I survived the time trial. I really did. I finished in 13:06 which, while it isn’t anywhere near my best time for a two-mile race (I ran an 11:57 last year in outdoor), it was not bad for practice at the end of a long week of training. Plus, even though the massage helped a little bit, my calves are still on fire. Definitely sleeping in my compression socks tonight!
Here’s a little more in-depth review of my “race” for those of you who are technically inclined:
We did a 10 minute shakeout, stretch, and 20 minute warmup before. Then we did about 4 strides on the track and he blew the whistle to begin. My first 400 was 90 seconds, so 6 minute pace. I finished the mile in 6:22 feeling pretty good, but I started to fall fast. The girl on my team who I pace off of had caught me at this point (I go out really fast) and we worked together for the next 2 laps. By lap 6 I was dying. She took off but I tried to keep her braids as close to me as possible, and finished about 10 seconds behind her in 13:06. After the time trial we did 5×200 sprint, jogging the 200s in between, and I finished with a 10 minute cool down and 10 minute abs session.
Needless to say, I’m exhausted.
I’m pretty happy with my performance although I know I would have done better if it was in the morning. Right before practice I was starving so I ate one of these bad boys:
I had never had one of these before but I saw them at the local GNC and the marshmallow and protein caught my eye on the packaging. It tasted EXACTLY like a rice crispie treat (with a little bit of an odd aftertaste) and it was just what I needed before a track workout… not too heavy, not too light. I will probably buy these again although Quest bars are next on my list of protein bars to try!
Definitely thought about this during practice today…
Now I have a nice three day break from cross country and I get to go HOME and spend time with my family! If you didn’t already know, I’m literally obsessed with my mom. We text all day long, everyday. She’s the reason I first got a smartphone when I came to college because we were using too many of her texts and needed a way to talk for free. She already asked me what I want for dinner tomorrow night. I love going home and getting spoiled for a few days :) Guess I should get packing!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, my last post was my application for an internship in Baltimore for STX lacrosse. It’s a sports marketing internship and I would absolutely KILL to be offered the position! It’s literally my dream job!
Have a good evening!