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Random Tuesday Thoughts about The Last Day of School, Start of Summer, a Sunrise for Juneathon Day 5 and Track Tuesday

Posted Jun 05 2012 8:49pm

Today was the last day of school for my girls and it was a bitter sweet day.  I can’t believe the school year is over and summer is here.  Where did the school year go?  Although I’m glad to be finished with school projects and homework, it was hard to say goodbye to my girls’ teachers.  They are truly wonderful teachers.  (Psst….swing by tomorrow and I’ll show you the gifts the girls made them.)

As for summer plans, I’m up to my usual Camp Mommy tricks with field trips, free summer movies, art and science projects, every summer reading program under the sun that offers something for free but we love reading because it stretches our minds and not because we’re rewarded with a free taco or book and lots of fun in the sun.  Tomorrow, we kick off the summer with a day at the beach.

Can you believe this is will be our first day at the beach this year?!   Unbelievable, I know, but so true.  Between allergies, colds and bad weather, we haven’t been able to enjoy the beach, not even over spring break!  Nothing is stopping me from getting there tomorrow, even if I have to wear goggles to keep the wind from blowing sand in my face.  I’m already there.
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Today is Day 5 of the Juneathon .  If you’re not familiar with it, basically I’m supposed to run or do some sort of exercise every day in June and blog about it.  So far so good!  Only 25 more days to go!

Today is also Track Tuesday, which is the day I do speed work or sprints or fartlek , like some fancy runners like to call it.  But no matter how you name it or dress it up, it’s a torture.  Maybe I should have called it Torturous Tuesday instead?

I did my usual 1 mile warm-up, 4 x 0.25 sprints and then a cool down mile.  Eventually, I’ll do 6 x 0.25 sprints but not until I see myself getting a tad bit faster.  I’m just not impressed with my times yet.  When I get back down to 7:30 or 7:15 sprints, then maybe I’ll start adding more laps.  Besides, it’s too freaking hot to do more.

Lap 1 – 1 mile

Time 9:34


Lap 2 – 0.26

Time 1:50

Pace 7:07


Lap 3 – 0.24

Time 1:50

Pace 7:33


Lap 4 – 0.25

Time 1:51

Pace 7:24


Lap 5 – 0.25

Time 1:54

Pace 7:40


Lap 6 – 1.1 mile

Time 10:47

Ave Pace 9:38

Although my sprints are not getting faster, my mile laps and overall times are getting faster.  So there is some steady improvement for sure!  But I’m still not doing 6 x 0.25 sprints just yet!

After all my sprints, I was rewarded with a gorgeous pink and orange sunrise.  What a great way to start summer!

So what about you?  Did you do 4 x 0.25 or 6 x 0.25 sprints?  Link up and share.

To join our Track Tuesday linky party, do your speed work (at least 4 quarter mile sprints) on Tuesday or any day you that works best for you, blog about your times and remember to add our cool Track Tuesday button to your post.  Then, link up your post at either  Ricole Runs  or Run DMT to share Track Tuesday Speed Work Sessions.  To show support for our other virtual running partners on the Track Tuesday Team, be sure to visit the other blogs listed in the linky party.  Give them a virtual high-five and leave some comment love too.

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Denise Mestanza-Taylor+

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