Shots shot shot shot shot...
So a little subsection blog here that I thought up last night. Last night at practice I was thrown in with the dogs. Usually my group of 5k+ runners hits the trails on a Monday night for longer fartlek-tempo type stuff. Last night was not the case. I was fed to the wolves, the wolves being the 800-1500m group. These bastards like to get into it, they get all spiked up and tear the hell out of the track. So going into this workout I was hoping to just stay within 100m of these guys in a 400. The workout went well kind of surprised myself actually. I would have been really pumped with it if I had not had a lactic acid headache like no tomorrow. And let me tell you this headache stayed all night. It felt like I was hungover, my head felt like I had been slamming back shots or something silly. I hurt. Thats when I got to thinking that going to the track is like going to the bar, and doing 1500m work is like doing shots. So first if youre cool you go to the bar/track with your friends, its never cool to go and hammer at the bar or track alone. Apparently when youre a 1500m dude just like going out to the bar to impress the ladies you throw on your best clothes/spikes so that you look good/fast. The intervals are like shots. The first one doesnt really go down to smooth, it burns a bit. But that first shot/interval opens the flood gates. Now youre throwing them back fast and furious. I feel so cool! And then before you know it you do one more and thats it youre a staggering mess, delusional, puking is a potential. And then you let it all soak in and you end up feeling like a dirtbag with a headache that feels as if one has an ax in their head.
Shots or 1500m intervals always seem like a good idea at the time, damn you peer pressure.
Am I a 1500 runner now? Absolutely not.
Whether youre doing shots or intervals. Smash them hard and fast, you know no matter what tomorrow's going to be rough. Oh and maybe have a water or two before bed