by Carmen Graves
The “Salazar 300s” interval workout (aka my favorite workout ever) with the Roanoke College mid-distance crew was successful. I'm so grateful to have the chance to run with such an entertaining group of young men. The atmosphere was optimistic and relaxed, which always seems to make the harder workouts easier.
Typically, I like to do my workouts early afternoons when my energy level is high, but we didn't start the actual workout until around 5 pm so I felt like I was waiting all day to run! I ended up doing a short shakeout early that morning to loosen up my tight legs from my long run on Sunday. Mid-way through the workout it was almost pitch black outside, but we still finished the workout strong (Roanoke College really needs to invest in some stadium lights around the track).
I felt good through the first four 300s so I thought I would push out harder on the last three sets. I ended up running my fastest average yet for the 300 workout, which is a nice confidence booster for my upcoming 3k race on Saturday at JDL.
After the workout I headed to the weight room and played on the BOSU ball. All I could think about was the egg sandwich I was about to fix after my lift but I managed not to get too distracted.
I rolled out of bed this morning and had the urge to do a shake out before breakfast (didn't even look in the mirror) and my legs felt surprisingly good... which may mean I have a nice case of DOMS coming later today, Ekkkkk!