This is going to be a quick post because I am feeling under the weather AGAIN! (I have pretty much been sick every month since school started—not cool!)
Since the snow has melted, Mondays have become the days I head to the track for a speed workout. I think it works out well because I am coming off a day of complete rest.
And speaking of rest days, I truly believe my one-day-a-week of complete rest (no cross training) has helped me stay (pretty much) injury-free and prevented me from becoming too fatigued—even while running 50 miles a week.
Today’s ladder workout:
2 mile warm-up
400 meters (1:45)
800 meters (3:33)
1200 meters (5:21)
1600 meters (7:17)
1200 meters (5:23)
800 meters (3:31)
400 meters (1:36)
2 mile cool-down
Total: 8 miles
I like this workout because the distance keeps changing, so I don’t zone out from running the same distance over and over; it keeps me alert and focused on what I need to accomplish.
I was pleased with how this workout went. Last night I was still feeling the effects from my long run on Saturday, but a good night of sleep gave my legs the boost of energy they needed this morning. 🙂
I’m off to bed to try to kick this cold before it gets the best of me!