I’ve desperately wanted to do some track work lately in order to shake up my running and (mostly) to help increase my speed. A fellow member of a great running group (note: this is a mom’s group…obviously I’m only a mom to my pup, but the group is more about women running together, so they’re cool with that!) I’m a part of found that a group of female triathletes do a track workout every Thursday morning in Arlington. It’s free, and open to all, so we all trekked out to VA to get our butts kicked. I was particularly excited to get to meet Sue who blogs over at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes. She’s pretty awesome and I’m so glad I got to join such a fun, encouraging group of ladies! We started with a one mile warm up, then moved into striders and then an interval series. We ran 4 sets of jog/sprint intervals and it absolutely kicked my butt. I didn’t use my GPS to time our total distance but according to Sue and a couple of other ladies we ran almost 5 miles total.
This was a a great workout and it demonstrated to me just how much I need to do regular speed work. Even though I hated waking up at 5am, I’m planning on going again this Thursday. And the Thursday after that. And probably the Thursday after that. I definitely need the extra push to get me through a full speed workout and loved having the other ladies there and loved pushing myself! If you are in the area, you should join us – here is the link to the group we joined and you can find all their workouts that are open to the public there.
Do you do speedwork? If so, do you do it with a group or solo?