Guess who has two thumbs and was the only one to show up for the group run last night?
A track workout. In the rain.
If you said, “This girl!” you would be correct! Even Coach was a no-show. Guess the rain scared ’em off? Either that or I was at the wrong track. (I much prefer to think that I was just the toughest one out there!) 🙂
I’ll be the first to admit I was exceptionally weary about heading out in the deluge, but I didn’t want to miss the first meetup just because I was afraid of getting wet. I had a few minor freak-outs about the clothes I’d packed in my gym bag and being cold, but decided to be a big girl and tough it out.
I got to the track 15 mins early and didn’t want to sit in the car and wait (and up the odds of me chickening out!) so I got started right away. It was a loose gravel track (actually more like pebbles) which was new territory for me, but good seeing as my shins/calves have been a mite sore recently and I figured it was a nice change from pounding pavement. I did a 12 x 400 workout with one eye on the parking lot watching for the crew to roll in. Maybe they got one look at me dressed up as a drowned rat and kept on driving. Ha!
My times weren’t so hot (how much of an increase should I expect running on loose gravel?) and I was struggling too keep a 10:00/mi pace. It wasn’t an official looking track though so who knows if it was even a true 400 meters. My mile repeats were pretty equal across the board though, so that’s good. All in all, I had a good time and was pretty pleased with myself just for getting out there.
No run tonight. I’m getting all dolled up and heading off to a work gala at the Hyatt. Weee!