Wait a second, did I read this workout right?!
5 x 600m?!?!?!
Blink. Blink. Stare.
Hmmmm looks like I’m going to have to psych myself up for this one.
*Longer distance sprints tend to be a bit of a mood killer for me.
I know, I know – suck it up.
At least we weren’t on the track. We ran the group through some bushes, down some paths and I laughed as one of the rookies happily burst-out “ Yay crunchies “ – undoubtedly referring to the crumpled up leaves.
We warmed up with an unholy amount of skipping A’s and double leg hops up the long slant of the hill. As we completed our up-hill sprints I don’t believe anyone cared much about the “crunchies” anymore.
Running down the path – at a pace of about 75-80% – I couldn’t help but pay more attention to the terrain. “How do cross-country runners do this?” I found myself wondering. The two girls I was running with train for x-country. While It was good to have them there to push me at the ends of the runs … especially when my mind was more than prepared to go on shut-down and my body wasn’t all that far behind … it remained a challenge. Trudge, trudge…