Coach said last week (our recovery week) that we were going to be dead meat this week. He was right. Anticipating the punishing routine he had in store for us, I took rest really seriously last week. I only ran twice and really ate and ate. Haha. Yeah, I know, I just used this an excuse to eat again. What's a super takaw girl to do?
So anyway... tonight we did 2K warm-up, stretching and drills. Then hello there 4x800! Waahhh... Thank God for the 3-minute breaks in between 800s.
I have to admit that each 800, I would constantly stop the urge to just stop, walk and walk-out. Haha. Really tiring, despite my promise to myself to just take it easy and just go at an easy pace.
Here are my times:
1st 800m - 3:55
2nd 800m - 3:50
3rd 800m - 3:50
4th 800m - 3:50
On my second 800, I couldn't believe I had shaved off five seconds. And after doing all four, I couldn't believe I kept a steady time. Despite feeling more tired after each set. I could swear my time would go down. Hmmm... Does this mean my body's really adapting faster? Wow! I hope.
What I'm sure of is that I recover faster now. Last year, I wouldn't have the energy to watch TV or have a decent conversation with C when I got home after a night in ULTRA. Now, not only can I converse and be funny, I can actually consider running early morning right after ULTRA. Amazing! Thank You Lord!
So there. That's my run for today. Hope you had a good run too today and will have good runs throughout the week!