Wednesday's track work out was tough. Coach introduced the workout by calling it his 'Torture Training Track Workout'.
Each set was set up the same way: I ran for one minute, rested for a specified period of time, and then ran again for another minute. For each minute I ran, my rest became less and less. In the first set, it started as a 1minute rest and worked down to a 5second rest. In the second set, it started at a 45second rest and worked down to a 5second rest. I had to keep at least a 6'40"pace.
Coach wasn't fooling. He yelled,"Five more. Keep it strong." I scoffed. In my head I thought, "I can do this. This isn't so bad."
Then he yelled, "Last three." That's when I thought, "Okay, this is getting tough." But it wasn't until the final two minute runs that, with so little rest, my legs went numb - I could not feel them. I had no proprioception, whatsoever!
It was TOUGH!For the very last minute, he had to be a little more motivating, "C'mon. I said, 'GO'. Move it," he screamed, as he violently swung his arms. I guess he realized that it had to sink into my head that I was not done. Holy-Moly, I had one more minute of running at a 6'40"pace.
I rested for three minutes between sets.
And then the "Torture Training Workout" started up, again.
TRAIN SMART TODAY!