Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ice Cream Social Time Y'All

Yesterday I pushed my workout from the am to the pm because I'm lazy...and I love sleep. So I started my 10 x 400m track workout a little after 7pm. Around here that means it was going to get dark during the workout.

When I arrived at the local track, the high school band was practicing in the parking lot. Nothing new. But there was a group of parents outside the stadium setting up tables. After my first 6 laps it was dark and the band had stopped. Soon band kids (bandies) were milling around and eating ice cream.* Me, I was working hard on intervals 7 and 8.

Then the parents began to sit in the stands as the kids began walking onto the field. Best of all, the lights kicked on. Now, it is very rare you get to run on a track under the lights. That is simply something reserved for college runners and pros. And I had an audience which had nothing better do watch while the bandies took their time getting into formation.

So of course my last two laps were my fastest.


* As I left, I was offered some delicious ice cream. Sadly, I was having gi issues that made enjoying such a delectable treat impossible.


Not my track, but you get the idea.

6 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

for this performance I put you on the back of my race shirt!

http://runningmanwannabe.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-race-shirt.html

B.o.B. said...

You should have sucked it up and ate some damn ice cream! Sheesh.

Sun Runner said...

I was in marching band in high school and nobody called us "bandies." You totally made that up.

So how fast did you run your last two intervals? 60 seconds? Show off. :)

Katie A. said...

Ice cream at the end of a tough workout? AND you passed it up? Wow, you are hard core! Nice work!

Katie A. said...

Ice cream at the end of a tough workout? AND you passed it up? Wow, you are hard core! Nice work!

Adam said...

I can't help of saying the subject of your post in a Britney spears accent. Oh brit brit - when will you learn.

That is pretty sweet that you had an audience for your intervals. I'm sure you didn't disappoint.

Curious - what kind of rest do you do between your 400s? I do mine in sets of 4, with 200 inbetween intervals and 2 min or so rest inbetween sets.