After taking my little sister to the airport this morning around 5 am, I decided to go check out the local high school track. I’m not sure how many people who read this blog (if anyone reads it hahaha) know that I was on the varsity outdoor track team all throughout high school. And I loved every second of it.
Half the time I was scared to death of running races, and I think that’s why I loved it at the same time. It may not make sense to you but it makes sense to me. The butterflies before a race…. the need to vomit after and LAT workout in 80 degree weather after enduring an entire day of classes… it was awesome. I think the best part about all if it, were the friendships made with the girls on the team. Our high school had it’s cliques like any other school but all of that faded away when it came to our team. There was a mix of all the different cliques on the track team but when we all ran together, there was a special friendship between all of us. Outdoor track has a funny way of being an individual sport and a team sport at the same time.
Ok, enough with the nostalgia. Today was my first track workout in a very long time. Lately, it’s just been runs on the treadmill at the gym. I have another 5K coming up at the end of the month and I figured that I needed to get some speed back in my legs. Who else to ask but the wonderful Coach Reed? Coach Reed is pretty much a legend in the Skaneateles Track and Field world. He coached the boys and girls cross country teams, indoor and outdoor track teams for YEARS. Needless to say, he knows a little bit about running. I decided to send him a message on Facebook to see if he would respond and he did within a day! I was so excited. He gave me a workout to do and everything. The workout felt GOOD and I can feel myself getting faster. Thanks Coach Reed!
Today’s advice: Eat before a workout. Even if it’s something small, it goes a long way.