There are many things in life that I wish were longer.* For instance, my hair. And my legs. And episodes of Entourage (Dear HBO, thirty minutes of Adrian Grenier is not enough).
Not on the list? The local high school track where I like to do workouts.
Because then my 4 X 1200M ends up looking like this:
And leaves me scratching my head. Because I promise, those splits were exactly three laps each. Is the track long? Is my Garmin off? Was I accidentally running in lane 8? Did I somehow break through the fabric of space-time and gain an extra 0.06-0.07 miles?
On one hand, if the track is long, then that means that all of the workouts I’ve done on that track have been at a slightly better pace than I thought. Win!
But could that really be? I mean, it’s a high school track. They have high school track meets there. Surely 400M and 800M runners would notice those obnoxious extra seconds on their home turf, right?
Which means…my Garmin is off? In which case…that really sucks. And it’s not nothin’ – 0.07 for a 1200 is 0.09 per mile, which could easily be 45 seconds.
Am I missing something here?
Or am I just over-analyzing this? I mean…whether the repeats were 0.75 or 0.82 miles each, I accomplished the goal. I got out and ran a solid track workout. Whether the pace was 6:20 or 6:30 or 6:40? Not really relevant in the long run, I guess.
Garmin, I’m watching you. Track, you too. There will be further investigation of both of you in the near future.
*Yes, I am keenly aware that that is what she said.
Today’s EAT: I tried a new designer grain tonight! Quinoa with garlic and pine nuts. And chicken, and peppers too!
Simple, easy, healthy, tasty. I followed this recipe: Quinoa with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins (via Food Network) and simply added some chicken breast and yellow peppers.
The hubs doused his with hot sauce, which was slightly odd to me, as I found it plenty flavorful but – whatever. Different strokes, right?
Today’s DRINK: I’m taking a photo of an empty bottle of wine.
Empty because it was delicious! I will admit – I don’t buy Italian and Spanish wines all that often because they often have boring labels with flowery text that I can’t read. But when it’s on special for $6 at TJ’s, I go for it. And this Marques de Montanana was worth every cent!
Today’s RUN: Along with the 4X1200 track workout (~7.1 miles total, 8:00 overall pace) I shook out my legs with a nice wake-up run this morning (3 miles, 8:25 pace). Even though I’m not doing a ton of mileage this week, I’m front-loading it. Because we have friends coming to visit this weekend and I fully intend to neglect my running shoes on Saturday and Sunday.
Today’s QUESTION: Which do you think is correct – the track or the Garmin? I feel like the answer is probably TRACK, but then….WTF, Garmin?