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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break = No Rest from the Track

It is Spring Break this week for all of the local schools here.  Unfortunately, we don't get a spring break from speed work in Mike Rush's world! Without exception, rain or shine, we are at the track on Monday nights for free speedwork sessions.  Our fearless coach was under the weather tonight so he got us started on the workout and then headed home to get well.  It was one of the most quiet workouts we have ever had since Mike is normally yelling at us with his special brand of motivation!

Tonight was a tough session.  We have a half marathon in two weeks so Mike has been working on getting everyone ready for that race.  Tonight the workout was 4.5 miles long and consisted of three sets of 1 mile at 10K pace, 1 min rest, 800 at 5K pace, 2 min rest. 

Anne and I got to the track early and got 2 miles in for our warmup.  I wasn't feeling much spunk after the workout and only walked a very short cooldown.  The walk to the car totally counts! The workout was a good mix of speeds and was challenging since I wasn't feeling 100% during the workout.  My total for the night was 6.6 miles and I was around 9:50 per mile for my 10K pace and 9:15 per mile for 5K.  I have plenty of room to start dialing the speed down and set some new goals for the upcoming summer. 

Hope you have a great Spring Break!


  1. Way to go on the speed work! I call that kind of workout hell. Hope you have a great spring break. Mine's not til April!

    ps. good luck on your half marathon.

  2. Speed work is AWESOME.

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