When To Do A Wednesday Workout

I wasn’t sure I was going to get to run today because of school stuff. Turns out, I did get to run and OH MY GOD IT WAS FREEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZING!

Oh. Hell. No.

Oh. Hell. No.

In reality, I was fine…except for my face…and my brain. My friend and I tried to have a chat in between sets and I was legitimately out of it.

Brain freeze.

So, Wednesday workout are fun. Hard track workouts = fast Abby! (I hope. Eeeek! Fingers crossed)

My track is on the river, ergo there is ALWAYS a headwind. Oh yay.

My track is on the river, ergo there is ALWAYS a headwind. Oh yay.

Nice view. Ice cold, though.

I set out to do 10 x 400s but only managed to do 8 of them with an 800 jog to get the full mileage for the day. Holy hard.

Mid-week workouts are a great because they’re far enough away from long runs to have fresh legs and enough time to recover from the hard workout in time for another long run that upcoming weekend.

I find (and sciences shows) that speedy workouts make me a stronger distance runner. And I like to feel strong when I’m running distance.

Long runners kick butt!

Long runners kick butt!

400s, 800s, and mile repeats are the favorite workouts of distance runners. Ha, maybe “favorite” is more accurate. We are not doing these workouts to win 5Ks, rather to win our half and full marathons.

My friends win races. I feel cooler just knowing and sometimes getting to run alongside them. I am also their #1 cheerleader in volume and enthusiasm. Ask anyone.

What was your Workout Wednesday, or is Wednesday not your workout day? Did you hit the roads in the frigid temps or stay indoors on the treadmill? I treadmilled yesterday and feel exactly zero runner’s guilt about it. I like the treadmill. Do you? Are we still friends if I’m not an outdoor running purist? Please say yes!

Now go out and run.

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8 thoughts on “When To Do A Wednesday Workout

  1. Um well I don’t have access to a treadmill (which I wouldn’t mind in this cold) so needless to say I’ma forced outdoor purist 😉 I stayed holed up today because my legs were just killing me, I did a shoulder workout/quick yoga flow instead, and made/ate a batch of brownies. Like half a tray

  2. I’m just headed out for my run with the Lululemon Carlsbad team for my night run! Wednesday are 2-a-day workouts for me. I love running outdoor, especially with other people, but sometimes you just have to hit the treadmill. Like when it’s a blistering cold (for Southern California) 45 degrees out and DARK. Sure is boring though, I have no idea how you can do more than 4 miles on that thing! 🙂

  3. Hah, I feel zero guilt about using the treadmill for yesterday’s speed work! It was too cold for my lungs. I took a Flywheel spin class today and was going to do a 3.5 mile race pace run, but my foot is acting up so am resting and foam rolling tonight with some yoga and doing the run tomorrow night.

  4. I ended up hitting the ‘mill Wednesday morning–my phone said it was 12*F! Usually, I’ll brave the cold, but since I could hear the wind, I figured running inside was probably the more sensible choice. 🙂

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