I’ve been excited all week for our Thursday track session. Our running group has limited access to the local track and finally got in the last few weeks on Thursday nights. However, the last two weeks I was running easy before the half and then the 10k, and didn’t have the chance to take advantage of it.
Until last night. The plan was 8-12x 400s with a warm up and cool down (I did 10). My goal for the spring is to work on speed for the shorter races (more details on my training plan soon!)
And this week, I signed up for two 5ks and a 4 mile race over the next two months. Even more motivation to get to the track!
The first race is only two weeks away, so I don’t expect the track work to pay off by then, but I’m hoping to see improvement by the final race in May.
For last night’s session, my goal was 1:30 per 400 repeat, and I was right where I wanted to be: 1:30, 1:30, 1:30, 1:30, 1:29, 1:30, 1:29, 1:29, 1:28, 1:28.
It helps that I’m one of the slowest members and have lots of speedy people to chase and admire!
I won this bracelet through Yo Momma Run’s giveaway a month ago, and was thrilled that Endorphin Warrior Bracelets donated one to my 5 by the 5th virtual participants as a prize. They also offered an additional bracelet as a giveaway. Another chance to win one!
I love the simple, inspiring messages on these bracelets. Each word conveys a strong message:
Such powerful words to boost determination and confidence mid-race, or in my case, mid-speed workout.
These strong, positive words can boost our mood and perspective any time of day, running or not.
You can find all the possible word and style combinations at Endorphin Warrior. Would you like one?
To Enter (mandatory):
1) Go to Endorphin Warrior and tell me which message you would choose
For additional entries, leave a comment for each:
4) Tweet about the giveaway and let me know you did, here’s one option:
“Need inspiration? Enter to win an @EndorphnWarrior bracelet with a motivational message from @mommyrunfaster: http://wp.me/p2fC61-1oH”
I will announce the winner next Friday. To double your chances, check out Sarah’s giveaway this week as well!
Have a fantastic weekend!