Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Speed Work

I love running at a real track ...

But getting to a real track is hard for me. Ok it's really not that hard for me, but they just seem inconvenient for me to get to get to...aka I am lazy and hate driving places or taking the metro for that mater.

So today I came up with the bright idea of running circles around Lincoln Park. No, it's not a perfect track, but it's flat and the side walks are nice and even with no stop lights! So, yeah it seems like the perfect track to me, plus did I mention I only live 2 blocks from the park :)

It's not a perfect 400 meters or really even close to 400 meters. One lap around the park is about 800 meters (you have to run a little over a lap to make it 800.) But this still makes it easy to do speed work.

I'm also not sure why my garmin thought I cut across the grass....whatever garmin, your fired.

So my conclusion is: I will try to make it to either Wednesday night or morning track workouts sometimes, but for the most part I will take the track workout given and do it at the Park in the morning. So much easier for me. Plus who likes running in the 90+ degree heat in the evening, not this girl!

Happy Wednesday All :) 


  1. My wife and I were just talking about how we wish we had a track near us! I have been doing all my speed work on a dreadmill lately, and it has not been too bad, but I would prefer a track to run on.

  2. Fun! We have tracks near us but we rarely run on them. I actually just posted about where we run that is like a track, but not :)

  3. Sounds like a great idea to me!