Track: Learn How to Count

Oh dear, you know you're in trouble when you can't count to 4 twice in the space of 20 mins or so. I went to the track last night on very heavy, lead-like legs. I haven't been eating properly recently as I've been really stressed and emotional and my usual response is to just stop eating. I know how bad that is but it's just how my body is. Safe to say, it doesn't make for an easy run!

The session last night was,
(4 x 400m with 1 min recovery) x either 2, 3 or 4 times with 2 mins between sets.
Set 1: 1.36, 1.38, 1.41, 1.45
Set 2: 1.47, 1.47, 1.50

I went for 2 as I didn't feel great and I loathe running 400m. There's something so cruel about that distance on a track, it looks much shorter than it really is and hurts far more than you'd expect.

I did the first 4 no problem. Well, it hurt and as usual I was at the back on my own but I managed it fine. My times were slower with each turn of the track but I just couldn't get my legs to move. I had my 2 mins rest and went again but somewhere along the way, I just lost count. I had no idea where I was and being lapped didn't help as I couldn't gauge my run to anyone else's. So I ended up doing 3 400m not 4 for my second set.

Honestly I doubt I could have run more. My head was spinning and my legs were gone. Note to self- eat properly and drink plenty of water. Duh.

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