|I went to the track but the track was gone!|
Well, three months later the track looks like this!
|Remnants of the old green track on the left|
|The track in 2012, notice the green covered area to the right|
|The track today, notice the unfinished blacktop areas now on the inside|
|The track and soccer field in 2012 (note the bad drainage)|
|The track and soccer field now with new surface|
|Soccer field now|
|Locked gate that used to be open|
|Waterfall view from the track|
|The long jump pit is now a garbage pit!|
|Getting Ready to Run!|
1.0 mile @ 6:55/mile, .25 mile walk
.75 miles @ 6:29/mile, .25 mile walk
.50 miles @ 6:22/mile, .25 mile walk
.25 miles @ 5:17/mile, .25 mile walk
Cool-down 1.5 miles
Total: 6.75 miles.
Analysis: Today's workout was just to get my "track legs" back. I may have gone a little too fast considering my marathon pace is in the 7:45 range, but I don't think I did too much damage!
The last .25 mile run I did while shooting a video, I was going to post it, but it is super shaky. If anyone has read this far and wants to see it, let me know and I will post it.
It's nice to have the North Park University track back, especially a new and improved one. Hopefully, I will get one or two "mile repeat" workouts in before the Chicago Marathon! If anyone wants to join me, I'll be there most Thursday mornings, but since I'm a late riser, please don't look for me there too early!