|At the track, unaware of the worm invasion|
As I was about to start my last lap of a quarter mile, the sky turned brighter. I looked down and noticed that there were a few worms near my feet:
|The rescued worm couple|
Acting as a good worm Samaritan, I picked them up and flung them to the grass, where they would be in less danger of being trampled by runners, and have an easier time finding a home.
Then, I moved on and realized that there were literally hundreds of worms all over the track:
|Even more worms! Worms everywhere!|
I soon realized that it would take most of the day to rescue all of the track worms. I still needed to run one more lap, however, so I would need to be careful not to injure any worms as I ran. To be nice, a rescued a couple more worms and then got ready for my last quarter mile. I then took off running, looking down the entire time, making sure not to step on too many worms!
Hopefully, most of the worms will find there way to safety today! Anyway, here are my splits from my track session:
1.75 mile warm-up
1.00 mile @ 6:00/mile, .25 walk
0.75 mile @ 5:56/mile, .25 walk
0.50 mile @ 5:49/mile, .25 walk
0.25 mile @ 5:23/mile
1.6 mile cool-down
Analysis. A decent workout with nothing spectacular. I'm still recovering from the Chicago Marathon and have not run a really fast workout in quite sometime. So this will be a good baseline to compare to my future speed workouts this winter. Also, the last quarter mile suffered as I was trying to navigate around worms!