Got back on track yesterday (literally) as Dan and I headed to Phillips Andover for a "mini" workout. I've been a bit tentative since having a minor calf spasm during the 5k Beach race on December 1st. I'm hoping to go to the Mini meet at B.U. and really needed to test out the calf before doing that. Last week I did a few up-tempo runs at lunch with no problems so on to the track. The goal for the workout was to run 4x800 at 80 second 400 pace. We did a short 2m warm-up to the track and then switched into flats and did another mile with strides. We alternated leading the 800's with Dan taking the first one. Wow! It felt way faster than it should have. Maybe it was the wind (20mph) or just lack of enthusiasm but it was not easy. I guess the first workout after a long break is always the toughest...at least that's what I'll keep telling myself.
|PA||4x800 w 400 rest||w Dan|