First Track Workout of the Season and New Shoes

Tonight I went to the first track workout of the season.  I was alternately dreading and looking forward to it.  Last year I only went a few times and each time it was hard.  But since tonight was the first night of the season, the coaches eased us in slowly.

We  warmed up by running 2 laps around the track, then we did a “pyramid” —

  • Ran a 200 (1/2 way around the track), jogged a 400 to recover
  • ran 400, jogged 400,
  • ran 800, jogged 400,
  • ran 400, jogged 400,
  • ran 200, jogged 400

It wasn’t so bad!  (Sure that’s easy for me to say now that I’m home and rested!).  Actually I was really pleased with how I did.  I didn’t go out too fast so I was able to finish each lap strong.  This is definitely an improvement over last year when I’d always go out wayyyy too fast and practically crawl in at the end.

Asics Nimbus 14

Plus, I got new running shoes Saturday and wore them tonight.  I have tried a bunch of different shoes, but these are  my favorite — the Asics Nimbus.  Lots of cushioning and the new model, the Nimbus 14 is quite a bit lighter (and a bit more expensive) than the Nimbus 13.

My new shoes and I are looking forward to next week’s workout!


  1. I was all over this when I saw track workout – so much of everything these days are road runs and distance – I LOVE the track! I’m pumped to keep up with your blog!

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