I have a confession to make. Ever since my running buddy moved away, running has lost its luster for me.
I loved meeting Jenny on the trail for an early morning weekend run. It was a great time to catch up, vent, talk smack — whatever. It became less about running than hanging out.
I miss Jenny. Still.
Until I find a new running buddy (Yes! I’m looking for one! Contact me if you want to run!), I’ve pretty much been focusing on short interval runs. They’re drills I can do in the neighborhood without straying too far from the house (in case the kids need me).
On Sunday I did long intervals, followed up with sprints:
800m x 4 → 3:44 / 3:43 / 3:43 / 3:44
50m x 5 → :10 / :10 / :11 / :11 / :10
It felt good to work out my legs.
On Tuesday, Coach Aaron decided to put our running to the test. He timed us on an 800m run. Running in a pack really made a difference in my time! I was working hard to stay with Steph and Katherine, and I shaved some seconds off my 800:
Aaron says we’ll be doing that again. I’ll have to make sure I don’t neglect my interval training.