Today’s group workout was THE BEST I’ve had in a long time. Not because of the workout itself (although 8 x 400 meters IS a fun workout, in a sick sort of way). But because of the special company that I had on the workout. My 14 year old daughter and her friend decided to come. At 5:30 a.m. On a Monday. During their summer vacation. Because they are on a 10 day hiatus from their cross country two-a-day practices. And they wanted to run before it got crazy hot.
Wonder where she gets her over-zealous, ultra ambitious drive from??? 🙂
It was so impressive, to me, that they came to the workout in the first place. But then to have Meg do ALL 8 of the 400 meter repeats right along with us was just so inspiring. I was so proud to have her there with me. She rocks!
And Meg’s a good lunch date too!
The 400’s themselves felt so good. Perhaps a bit too fast if you listen to the tables of what my training paces SHOULD be. But, I’m ok with it because I was pretty consistent on them (1:26 – 1:31, with the 8th one being the fastest at 1:26) and because I didn’t feel like they were too hard. For reference, my 400m repeat pace last year was 1:35 – 1:40ish.
The best part about today was having the ear of a person who has become a good friend to me for the past year help me work through some stuff that needed working through. I feel lucky to have him as a friend.