This is the last time I’ll be seeing you for a while, track.I was pretty psyched to check off my last track workout for the near future. I have a love/hate relationship with endless track-lapping so it’s always a little more difficult to motivate myself when it comes to track workouts.
But today, I had the track all to myself and shared some time with the sunrise.I did 8x800s, and hung around 3:20 – 3:30 for most of them. I would have liked to be closer to consistent 3:20s, but I’ve got to remember that I’m on mile 50-something for the week and that it is suddenly 90 degrees out.
Speaking of 90 degrees, Anthony and I just bought tickets to a 98 degrees, boyz II men, and new kids on the block concert! We can’t wait. But anyways, back to my thrilling running route. Does anyone live near or in Columbia Heights, and if so, could you explain this intersection to me? I think in my 3+ years of living near this intersection it still makes no sense to me. I never get the walk signal and there are always cars coming from 10 directions and teenagers and moms with babies and people with groceries and some gangsters and then me, just jogging, all of us trying to make our way. I never get it.
Even though Northwest DC has a special place in my heart, I also love exploring Virginia. Yesterday an article I wrote about it got published on Thriive — you can check it out here!
I find that hanging out with other running enthusiasts helps me stay motivated for training. Which is why I was excited to attend a Nike event at Georgetown Running last night!The Nike team was supporting the Nike Women’s Half Marathon trainees and local community by giving us samples, food, and showing off their products.The coolest thing I learned was about the Nike Training Club App. It’s a really neat (and free!) app for your phone that has a bunch of 10-30 minute mini workouts for you to do on the go. Most of the beginner/intermediate workouts rely on your own body weight or basic weights and dumbbells, which means you can the workouts at home or at a simple gym. Score.I also discussed my Nike+ Sportwatch with the staff and some of my thoughts on it so far (especially compared to my Garmin). I’m going to keep playing with it for a few more weeks before I give a big review! How’s THAT for suspense?!
- What health/fitness apps do you use?
- Do you love or hate the track/speedwork?
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