Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Pyramid

Last night at track we did a pyramid workout. Our pyramid was: 200-400-800-1200-1600-1200-800-400-200. Those were the fast parts - there was 400m recovery between each of those.

I started out with a steady pace. By the time I reached the 1200, I felt like I was cruising. I tend to like longer endurance workouts anyway - hmmmm, Ironman, go figure . . . Anyway - the legs felt nice and I was cruising right along, clicking off the laps.

As I reached the top of the pyramid and started descending leg fatigue began to set in. I tried to distract myself by reading the banners and ads hung around the track. "Character Counts All the Time" is the only one I can remember - true indeed! That and very bright track lights shining in my eyes.

By the time I reached the fast 400 I was running behind some guy I've talked to before, but don't remember his name. On the recovery lap I mentioned something about it being a long workout and he responded something to the effect of "I love this workout, it's going so fast, plus I like the short laps!" I managed not to smack him or say anything particularly negative to bring him off his endorphin cloud. It was an awesome workout and I did enjoy it - but even more so once it was over!