Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mile Repeats at Lehigh

Last night I ran with Moravian's cross-country team on Lehigh University's course. 

Here's the beginning of the course with lots of people and dogs out for walks...

Ready to rock and roll on the grass!

I love that course because of the rolling hills, somewhat even terrain, and the soft, grass surface.  Jokester Jesse keeps reminding me that for every day I run on grass, I can extend the number of days I can run when I get older since grass is easier on the body and joints.  Haha.

After a 15 minute warm-up and drills, the bulk of the workout was 3 x 1 mile on 3:15 rest.  At the end, we finished with approximately 3 x 400 repeats on a minute rest. 

3 x 1 mile:
1 - 6:11
2 - 6:09
3 - 6:05

3 x ~quarter mile: {some were a little short, others longer}
1 - 1:21
2 - 1:26
3 - 1:13 {obviously the shortest of the three!}

My IT band was a tiny bit sore at the end, but I felt decent.  I was a little tired on the first one, but then I got my second wind and it carried me through the rest of the session.  Afterwards, we did another 15 minute cool down and drills/stretching.    

Overall, I am happy with my progress over the past few weeks.  Mentally, I am ready to race in the next two months...I just hope my body feels the same way.

Later tonight...Carrie's class at the Yoga Loft of Bethlehem!!  Enjoy your day! 

1 comment:

  1. Physiologist PhillipSeptember 26, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    We both agree with Jokster Jesse (my name is Comical Cassanova, btw)...grass is much better for the knees!