I have been struggling to resume running on a regular basis. In the fall of 2008, I essentially stopped running due to my affliction of Plantars faciitis. I have overcome the wretchedness of being injured but am now tormented with a lack of conviction to stick with it. Some other obligation or conflict always seems to get in the way.
On Monday, I joined a few teammates in the hot tub after Masters Swim practice. While we conversed, one member who hasn't swam in some time stated he'd been absent of late because he was helping his wife at track. Intrigued, I inquired further. They invited me to join them at the track.
4 x 200m (RI: 3 min, 2 min, 1 min). 5 min recovery. Repeat.
I started out a little faster than I should have ... my splits were 40, 43, 46, 50, 46, 46, 46, and 47 if I recall correctly. I tried to use the Garmin but got all goofed up with the rest interval time. Ah well.
It felt so good to run with others particularly for speed work. The presence of other runners along side me pushed me to go a little faster. Kept me on my toes. I'll be back next week for certain. I just need to assure that I do a few more runs in between.
P.S. All the while I was running, the kiddos played on the pole vault mats. Sweetie joined us for the last 2 intervals as well, coming in about 10 sec behind us. I may look into summer track for them as well. :)