a Bri Gaal's Blog: Breakin' the Law

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Breakin' the Law

Andrew said that locks were no excuse, and he works for NASA so I figured he knew what he was talking about. Although, I’m pretty sure we jumped a fence with him in Hawaii to get into an invitation only party at the Kona Brewery (we did not have invitations), but I digress. Yesterday evening I did a track workout! There were no less than 4 No Trespassing signs and another sign saying something about getting special permission from the Principal (oooh, scary). Marty and I went to a local elementary school because Aaron had told me he had never been kicked off, and I figured the chances of track practice for the kiddies were less than at a middle or high school. So we hopped the fence and ran on their cement track (beggars can’t be choosers).

We did 4x400 with a 200 jog in between, 1 mile at tempo pace, and then 4x400 again. My times were horrific compared to my old collegiate self but I was very happy to be running around the oval again. I’ll still do a lot of fartlek runs throughout the season, because I think they better simulate a race, but hitting the track now and then will be good.

Next week we’re headed to Florida for our camp in St. Pete Beach. The weather is looking mighty fine and I’m excited to train in the warm sunshine. We get a lot of sunshine here in NC, but it’s not always very warm. I want to sweat! It will also be nice to take some vacation from work; let’s just hope I have a job when I get back!


At February 17, 2009 12:39 PM , Blogger Beth said...

What the heck? You should be allowed to run on the track - you pay school taxes no?!?! I would have jumped the fence too!!! Anyway, glad you guys got your workout in and didn't get kicked off! :)

Have fun in Florida!! I hope the sun is shining for you guys!

At February 17, 2009 8:49 PM , Blogger Maijaleena said...

I think it is funny when they have tracks at elementary schools.

At February 18, 2009 1:35 PM , Blogger Andrew said...

NICE... Nothing like a good track workout to get the legs back (or remind you of how much slower you are...)

BTW, I think we just had to scale a steep hill covered in bushes. And that was totally your husband's fault.

At February 22, 2009 2:45 AM , Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Yes track yes! Good for you for doing your workout - YEA! I totally agree - nice to run in circles FAST! Enjoy St. Pete's... I LOVE it there!

PS - LOVE Tassie's before and after pictures! They look great - she's so cute!!!


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