29 Mar '17, 3pm

What it took for me to finally stop hating track workouts

What it took for me to finally stop hating track workouts

The track works, they say. The track scolds you and coaxes you and inspires you. The track is where legs and lungs are are made stronger for the long haul. The track is where lunches are lost, I say. Slow, fast, slow, fast, no, yes, no, yes. 100, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1200, 1600. Mix them up any way, like lottery numbers, and create your own workouts. Fine. RELATED: 5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try But I’ll still hate the track. In the darkness of morning and the quietness of a still-sleeping campus, one runner loops the 8th lane, then the 7th, then the 6th in a workout that he does week after week. His steady pace is quicker than my fast one. Noticing this makes me realize it’s why I’m here. The rule of the oval is that there are no bailouts. You map your plan, your times, and you stick to them. No matter what. No matter how you feel. No matter what miles you di...

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