Friday, September 11, 2009

Track Workout and Drymax Socks

Happy Friday! Thanks for all of your comments and anniversary wishes yesterday. Physio went great (I always feel so loose and refreshed when I leave) and hubby and I had a wonderful dinner after my track workout.

Speaking of which...

My training group hit the local college track again last night for a ladder workout.

The plan: 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400 (quarter-distance recovery jogs).

The goal: Because I'm tapering, I decided to aim for something close to 2:00/400 and possibly faster on the last few intervals. I wanted to see how I felt.

The results:

400m - 1:51

800m - 3:50

1200m - 5:53

1600m - 8:01

1200m - 5:54

800m - 3:34

400m -
1:32

I felt strong throughout and definitely could have worked harder on the first four intervals if I wanted to push it. On that last 400, I decided to JUST GIV'ER! I was flying and still felt like I could keep going (although, not that that pace)!

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Drymax recently sent me a couple pairs of socks to try out.



These are not just ordinary running socks. Drymax offers:





I was able to try the Running and Running Lite Mesh varieties. The "Running" socks are a little too thick and warm for summer use, but super comfortable! I can't wait to add these to my fall and winter sock circulation. The "Running Lite Mesh" socks, however, are PERFECT for summer (or indoor) use. They're light and breathable, with just enough cushion where you need it on the heel and ball of the foot.

I took these for a 23-mile spin on the weekend and don't have a single complaint. No chafing, no blisters, no sliding. These socks will definitely be joining me on September 27th.

My feet are happy in Drymax Socks!




Have a great weekend!

35 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Hey, you have the socks on the wrong feet! Wow, you were flying......

Shannon said...

Great job on the track workout!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

never tried the drymax yet, but glad you have a keeper for marathon day. have a great weekend.

joyRuN said...

SWEET paces on your track workout! Checkout the drop in pace on your 2nd 800 & 400 - dang!

Carly said...

Nice job on the track workout!

RunningLaur said...

1:32! great!

B.o.B. said...

You, my friend, are looking speedy! Keep it up and thanks for the review. Have a great weekend yourself.

X-Country2 said...

Great workout! I love that flying feeling.

Denise said...

Ok, I admit I get so confused by your paces, but I can tell you're getting so speedy and kicking butt at the track. Keep it up!

Heather said...

Dang, that was s moking fast last 400! Way to go on your track workouts. Have a great weekend!

Fair Weather Runner said...

nice job on the speedwork! hope you have a great weekend.

Mark said...

Wow!! How encouraging that would be to post that final 400 at that incredible pace!! Great running!

sneakersister said...

Awesome job on those intervals, especially the last two!!!

aron said...

NICE job on the ladder!! i was thinking about this workout the other day, i might have to try it :)

cath said...

the track workout sounds...errr...exhusting!..but u flew...I might try that one after I can get through the smaller track-outs I do...

J said...

Great workout! I totally want to do that! I miss the track :(

have a good weekend!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

the track is where all the magic happens.

Love me a pair of nice clena white socks. Great product review. I already have a pair and am happen with them too.

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The Happy Runner said...

Nice Nice Nice!!!!!

Great job on the workout!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

OK you crack me up....Like I am not aware of your Marathon...hello it has been on my calendar for months now...every since we becamse bloggy friends.. You will get more than a HIGH FIVE..

Cool socks and great review..

Lacey Nicole said...

oooh those socks look perfect!! not too high either! i laughed at the "active odor control" :) sometimes my SNEAKERS just need odor control, not my feet. lol. thank goodness i got some new sneaks!!! hehe...

way to go on those intervals!!!! it's neat to see them in the taper schedule, and then how you really let loose on that last one! i think it's imiportant to do that for confidence and also just to remind the legs- FAST!!! without overtiring them :) way to go!

Jamie said...

awesome ladder workout woman! You are so speedy!!!

unathleticrunner said...

great workout I might just have to steal it! :)

N.D. said...

These sound similar to my love wright Socks! have you tried them too? what differences do you notice?

JenZen said...

What an amazing track workout. Look at you go SPEEDY!! Whew - I'm tired just reading about it. Nice job and cool sock review. Might have to look for those (but I like all the extra padding - even in summer) :)

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Glad you had a great anniversary. Love the socks. I just use rotten old cheap ones from K-mart. Which I don't mind. Maybe as the mileage increases I'll need new socks... Have a great weekend!

Mel Ashline said...

Just came upon your blog. Love it!! I'll have to check out the socks, always looking for great socks!! Happy Running!

teacherwoman said...

I have heard such good things about Drymax... glad you liked them!

Cindy said...

way to hit the negative splits!!! that ladder looks like a doozie! i'm a glutton for punishment, so i think i'll have to try that sometime.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

great job with the track workout.

Irish Cream said...

Wow, nice intervals . . . especially that last 400m! You SMOKED it! Hope taper is treating you nice :)

Vickie said...

You are doing so great on your training! I love ladder workouts. So easy. Just up you go and then back down and done.

EndorphinBuzz said...

That is some serious speed, congrats!

lindsay said...

nice job on the speed workout! i need a dose of your dedication. i'm sure i would have cut that workout short :)

hope you had a good weekend!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Great job on the track workout!

And I say happy feet make for a happy runner. Glad you found socks that work for you.