Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Need for Speed + A Gift Idea.

Happy Tuesday!  How are you this morning?

Today I have a recap of my speed workout from the weekend, plus a cute gift idea that could be given to anyone...

First, the other day Jesse and I did a pyramid-type miler's workout on the track.  

On the docket: 3 x 200, 2 x 300, 1 x 600, 2 x 300, 3 x 200, plus a fast 300 at the end.  Basically, we wanted to do all of our intervals at a pace that is faster than what I would run a 1500.  It was a beautiful, sunny day but the wind was horrible on the third turn.  We made the most of it and here's what we did... 


1.5 mile warm-up + drills

3 x 200-- 35.14, 35.85, 34.64 (1 minute rest in between each) 4:24 - 1500m pace

3 minutes rest

2 x 300-- 54.12, 54:65 (1 minute rest in between each) 4:31 - 1500m pace

3 minutes rest

1 x 600-- 1:57  (4:53 - 1500m pace)

3 minutes rest

2 x 300-- 54.62, 55.11 (1 minute rest in between each) 4:34 - 1500m pace

 3 minutes rest

3 x 200-- 35.35, 36.21, 34.57  (1 minute rest in between each) 4:25 - 1500m pace

3 minutes rest

Last 300 -- 52.87  (70.5 through 400m, or 4:24 1500m pace)

Mile cool-down

My legs definitely felt better than when we ran last week's mile repeats...thank goodness!  

On another note: I have a quick and cute birthday gift idea for someone of any gender or age.  Both of my girls were recently invited to separate birthday parties and they both happened to be for boys.  My question...what the heck do I get a 7 and a 10 year old boy for their birthday?  The light bulb finally went off and I came up with this... 

I purchased these plastic popcorn baskets at Target (2 for a $1.00) and filled them with paper grass at the bottom.  Next, I added some candy and a gift certificate to the local movie theater.  Once assembled, I wrapped it all up in cellophane and secured the package with a pretty bow.  Voila!  A perfect gift for a movie lover of any age!   Hope you can use this idea in your future. 

Ok, I'm off to get ready for school.  Make it a great Tuesday!





  1. What a cute idea! I may have to try that!...oh, and great job on the work-out, too!

  2. Thanks! Thanks for the comment!