Good morning my dears! As mentioned, in my post yesterday. The sun paid us a visit yesterday for track. During the session I got so warm from the sun blasting and all the laps we were doing. I said to Em and Perry this could very much be like a summer’s day in Glasgow haha. They just looked at me like I was a bit crazy and said that it was still pretty cold. It’s all comes down to what you’re used to. After having a rest day the day before I was ready to get some serious running done.
The sprints felt really good when we were doing our 6 rounds of 50 m sprints. I felt like I could accelerate pretty fast and could maintain the same pace for all the rounds. I was really happy with that. Then we did 3 rounds of 600m, 500m, 300m and 200m runs with rest in between each distance when we walked to different starting points to always finish at the same point. Then between each round we had 2 minutes rest.
We all eventually spread out depending on abilities and how fast we wanted to run and I ended up running with Em and Perry. I was slightly ahead of them (which I was over the moon about because they’re both really good runners) and for every single distance we did I was trying to stay in front. I ended up running so fast trying to keep them away! I would not have pushed myself that much if it wasn’t for them. I was dying towards the end, in a good way. It felt amazing to be able to push yourself that much and feel like you still had something left in the tank for the remaining runs. Running I usually feel like i hit a mental barrier of not wanting to put in the extra gear when it gets tough. A bit of friendly competition makes such a difference for your performance and training when you need that extra push. That’s when stubborn Maddie comes out. I’m also very much motivated by thought of the quicker the run the faster it’s over!
I really enjoyed that track session and finished feeling like I’d definitely given it my all. A very nice surprise was that Perry had brought Taylor to track so I got to see her for a bit. I’ve missed that dog! She just stood and watched us running with a slightly puzzled face.
The rest of the day I just spent getting organised for the week. I got grocery’s, cooked some meals, did laundry and tidied up. Whilst it might not be the most exciting thing to do, it makes busy weeks so much easier!