So coming to this group and this training program was a pretty big shock to me. I’ve been doing running like I never have been before, and getting my butt whooped in workouts like I never did before. The first few weeks were pretty hard on the body and the ego. I was never good at running anything over 300 meters in a workout and now I’m getting distances like 600 meters thrown at me. I tried my best when I started to not get too down on the long runs, but the home stretch was always a killer. I would lose my form and the pack would just get farther and farther away from me.
This week started off a little different for me though. The workout was still really hard, but something felt different, something felt better. Monday’s workout was 6-3-3-2-2-2 with 15-5-3-3-3 minutes break in between. The first 600 meter I did when I came was 2:10 and ever the couple after that were still in and around there. When I stepped to the line for this one though, I knew it was going to be different. I pushed through the first 400 meters with ease and kept my form and my rhythm. When I came to 200 meters left I expected my legs to get heavy and my form to break down. It didn’t happen though, not this time. This time I felt fine. I was able to bring it home with easy and 20 seconds faster then before. I was able to complete the rest of the workout with ease. The last two were hard, but I still gave it my all. I can feel my body adapting to the workouts and it feels great!