1. 6:45am track workout with my running club once a week. Sounds great and what I really want to go to, but working evenings has made this a bit difficult. Yes, I should be able to get there but so far it's just too early. Tried this morning and failed - currently waiting for the kid to wake up so we can go for a run outside instead.
2. Schedule individual track workout - sounds great and totally doable but what do I do with the kid? Also I've come to accept that what works today, is likely not going to work tomorrow so I hate to schedule too much b/c I end up canceling. That and this training is hard enough to plan, having a workout scheduled with someone else might push me over the edge and cause me to shred my training folder in protest.
3. Track work on my own - Ugh, even that thought of this makes me dry heave a little. For this to work I'd have to do it on the treadmill and since I already ride the trainer and swim laps 5-6 times a week, I'd prefer to have my running outdoors whenever possible. So then I'd be doing this with the kid. Again, I pause while I heave a little. I've whined before about the stroller and the added weight, (tipping the scales at 45lbs these days). Most days it's all I can do to finish a run and feel strong with the stroller, not sure I have it in my to add some repeats but maybe I'm gong to have to. Then were do I do these workouts with the kid? The blvd and Lincoln Woods are good for the stroller but there are some hills. I don't want to hear it about the fact that the blvd incline doesn't count as a hill! You try it with the stroller and a headwind - it counts as a hill!!
4. Shuffle things around and add a track session on the weekend - weekends are already feeling a bit heavy with workouts and the rest of life so this is unlikely.
So no answers and again a stark reminder that this training is far from perfect and more of an experiment to see what I can do. Speed work might have to wait for the next big race.
Trained for 60 mins on the bike and will run 3 miles if he ever wakes up!