Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fire On the Track

AM: 3 miles
PM: 3 mile w/u
Target: 6x800 @~2:40-2:45
Actual: 2:47, 2:45, 2:44, 2:43, 2:43, 2:38
1.5 mile c/d
Total: 7.5 miles

I wish I could say my title was in reference to how fast I blazed these 800s, b
ut that's not the case. I ran more or less the same pace as when I did this workout two weeks ago in Palm Springs. Not only that, but I felt worse today too. I'll attribute part of it to running this effort solo (Jess was supposed to join, but she's sick), part of it to the light wind on the homestretch, and the rest of it to me just not being a very good runner.

What the title does signify, however, is the beginning of what Tanya and I have decided to make a Tuesday tradition: two pairs of matching, flame-intensive spandices (yup, that's the plural of spandex according to my interpretation of the dictionary). Tanya purchased these bad boys for my birthday a few months ago, but until today we haven't both been present at the same workout in agreeable conditions, and thus haven't had the opportunity to share our fiery pants with the world. To be fair, we have matched before--there was a well-conceived but poorly executed skort incident at McAlpine last spring--but I think today's ensemble really caused some sparks to fly. Let's just say it made warming up in the 'hood around JCSU that much more dangerous; thankfully, we had Simon along as our bodyguard during the warmup just in case.

I think we pretty much nailed "supermodel"

I'm thinking we should make this the official race bottom for the Queens uniform. Just sayin.

Flames o' fury


Owen said...

Who took these pictures?