I missed my running buddies and bootcampers today. So I decided to run over to the Danehy Park and Track to "run a few loops" for them.
I used to ride on bootcamp mornings, but today I ran in an extra long-sleeve shirt since it was a little chilly. Of course, running there warmed me up enough that I left my extra shirt where I normally left my bike. I started on the hilly green, then made my way to the track itself.
Just today I saw it was named the "City of Cambridge Track of Champions". Wow, such a grand name -- and here I thought it was just a regular track for hacks and athletes, young and old alike.
I took a few loops at a comfortable RPE 7 of 10 pace and then did some warmup moves like leg swings and hip circles, a few hops, some skips, plus a little grapevine shuffle. The soccer players in all green at mid-field probably found it funny to see a lone runner doing all this.
I realized I should've included half track speed changes and some 1/4 track accelerations. I start at a 4 and then up it to a 6, and build to an 8 and finally 10. Those are really fun and make the soccer players think, "Maybe she can sprint after all..." I really enjoyed the run and miss the bootcamp days already!