"Singing in the Rain", "Dancing in the Dark" or just trying to run out of sight on a dark night!
No choice but to go to the track : Rain, mist, cold, waterlogged shoes & socks.
Track (Chev. Bowral): 10:00am
10 minutes warm-up, Stretches & Strides.
2 Sets of 3 x 400m
3:30 mins. between repeats & 7 mins. between sets.
Set 1. 2:14.7; 2:16.2; 2:21.6
Set 2. 2:22.1; 2:16.6; 2:14.9
Since Ewen wasn't here to say differently, I used the MacMillan Calculator to try for 2:01.3 to 2:15.9 for each 400m repeat. That's what it says for an old plodder! I'd have been given a good clip over the ear or six of the best (as Ewen often says!) for sacrificing 'good form' for the sake of 'speed'...if it can be called that, because 'goofy form' it was in the last 50m of each repeat..... over the line huffing, puffing, grunting, gasping for air & quads just about killing me. That's one reason it's so good always to have this oval to myself...enough to frighten away any animal or person predator!
This was a really hard session & I couldn't wait to get to the car, take off sodden shoes & socks, race home & into a very hot shower followed by a very large bowl of vegetable soup & a very big bread roll!
...a lonely backpack marks the start/finish of a tough day for Chickybabe! Why am I doing this? ...Because I love it!