Yesterday, while jP was running with the other kids, I did a few laps at the high school track. Unfortunately, the group run was shorter than usual, so I just had time for a mile warm-up and 2x1 mile at just under 6, a whopping one 200m interval and a 400m cool down. Sigh.
This was my first time at a track in months. The 6:00 pace felt "comfortably hard,"and I was reminded regularly about how infrequently I run a consistent flat route at a quick pace here in the hills at 7,600 feet. I hope to get in more of this work through the winter.
As jP and I kicked the soccer ball around the sweet turf field, another runner took to the track to get in a bit of exercise.
|Elk intervals at the Evergreen High School track|
Next up for jP (and me) is a Thanksgiving 5K. Got to put that Pirate training to work!