living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Back at the track

I miss running fast ... but I really don't know what "fast" means anymore. 

I could write a long post about what I haven't done and what I would like to do regarding getting faster, but it would a bunch of rambling nonsense. 

Simply put, I've done very little speed work in the past year. Today is what I hope is just the start of something new as I look to have speed workouts become part of my routine again.  

I visited a track today for the first time in more than two years. I did a simple ladder workout of 100 x 2, 200 x 2, 400 x 2, 200 x 2, and 100 x 2. It was the exact same workout I did two years ago.  

To my surprise, my splits were only a few seconds off what they were then. I thought I'd be much slower. It felt pretty miserable though, so just knocking off 2-3 seconds per split (and doing it consistently) will certainly take time.  

Getting back on the track today knocks off a huge goal of mine, and one of my monthly goals, but now comes the hard part of doing it again. I can't go two years without going back.