Had my first real track workout in I dont know how long.
We were to run six times around the Austin High track. No stopping. 80 percent effort. 1.5 miles of lung burning, quad spasming fun.
I kind of let the lead pack take off first then just tried to keep them in sight. We were running low 6s for the first four times around the track. I'd say it was just a tick slower than my 5k speed, but it wasn't "comfortable" by any stretch of the imagination.
By the time the we started the sixth and final lap I decided to put it into another gear. Looked at my watch and my pace dipped into the high 5s.
One more lap to go. 200 meters. The final straightaway. Me and another guy from Gilbert's Gazelles pouring all the coals on the fire. Pushing each other.
After this workout, we rested for five minutes, then did 12x200 intervals. Even though there was a short rest between each workout, this was harder than the first workout. I guess when you rest then ask your body to sprint, it revolts. I dont have splits for the second workout because my Garmin stopped working. I know I was running sub 6s for each of those 200s. When we were done and had to run the two miles back to the start, I was happy to for the recovery run.