My long runs were longer, so I tried to keep my easy days easy. I worked hard this month.
Track Tuesday called for a Brick Workout!
Track prep. This was my first time trying the new Chocolate Huma Chia Energy Gel. The flavor isn’t as rich as the Chocolate Gu, but I love the chia seed texture and I like that it’s not as thick as Gu. I imagine it would be a little easier to swallow during a race.
Lots of math!
The point of this workout is to start out at tempo pace, and get faster with each distance on tired legs. It literally makes your legs feel like bricks.
I did a 4 mile warm-up/ drills
1 x 1600 w/ 1 minute rest (7:25)
4 x 800 w/400 recovery jogs (3:26, 3:25, 3:25, 3:24)
4 x 400 w/ 400 recovery jogs (1:38, 1:39, 1:38, 1:35)
1 mile cool down
Swiftwick Compression Socks for recovery after an ice bath and shower.
I was craving eggs all day (which is rare for me). Maybe I needed the protein….so for dinner we had kitchen sink salads and gouda and mushroom omelettes!
And…flourless chocolate cake for dessert!
Can you believe it’s October?!!! I think of this quote every year
Do you keep up with your monthly/ yearly mileage? This is my first year keeping track of it.
Do you wear compressions during your workout or for recovery?