Track Attack

HAYY

So yesterday I found the sah-weetest track at a community centre in my neighbourhood. Why it made my life:

  • It’s inside
  • It’s FREEEEE
  • It has a lane just for running
  • It’s in an ice rink so it’s nice and COOL
  • It’s soft on my feet
  • All the seniors doing their walks give me funny faces when they see my stupid shoes

The downside was I don’t get satellite reception there so I couldn’t use my Garmin or MapMyRun app. I used a timer instead and made sure I was done my laps before the beep! It worked out pretty well!

I did about 44 laps total, it went like this:

  • 4 laps warm up
  • 6.5 laps (1600m/1 mile) in 7:46mins
  • 3.25 laps (800m) recovery
  • 6.5 laps in 7:46mins
  • 3.25 laps recovery
  • 6.5 laps in 7:46mins
  • 3.25 laps recovery
  • 6.5 laps in 7:46mins
  • 4 laps cool down

In the end I felt like a champ but got a bit tired of literally running in circles so I decided to just walk home, about 4km or 2.5 miles. I took my SWEET time walking and by the time I got home my calorie burn was cray.

Eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, eat, EVERYBODAYY. Yeah I did.

Do you like running on a track? I freaking love it, it’s kinda weird. I think because the laps go by so fast and everything is smooth sailing sans hills and wind and ALLERGENS.

Happy Thursday!

 

Danielle

xo

 

Comments

  1. Wow, good for you! Totally inspired as I am training for a 5k SOON and I am a TERRIBLE runner! Working on it!! 🙂

  2. Dang girl, what an awesome work. I give you the greatest credit in the world for running on a track. I would’ve lost my mind!! haha

  3. I LOVE sprinting on the track – and running bleachers/stairs. Talk about boooootay burn 😉

  4. I used to run on a track when I was in university. At the time, I LOVED it but I had just started running and didn’t really know what it was like to be outside. Now I definitely prefer outdoor running! Even treadmill running beats the track for me!