So after getting ready, I ran a 1.5 mile warm-up to get to the track, mentally preparing for for the workout as I ran.
However, once I got there, I saw a big construction fence encircling the entire track. Sure enough, when I looked over the fence, I saw that the entire track surface had been removed:
|The remains of what used to be the North Park University Track.|
|Trucks working on the Track|
|The North Branch River Trail where I did my workout instead.|
2.0 mile warm-up run
1.0 mile @ 5:55, .25 mile walk
.75 miles @ 5:58, .25 mile walk
.50 miles @ 5:54, .20 mile walk
.25 miles @ 5:29
1.1 mile cool-down run
I have a feeling that my legs will be a little extra sore today because I ran a track-like workout on a hard surface. Hopefully, the new-and-improved (i.e. firework proof) track will be fixed and open to the public (i.e. me) again soon!