2013-06-08 - LBJ High School Speedwork

~8 miles @ ~9.7 min/mi

Sunrise speedwork at LBJ High School track: a rickety ladder of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 laps with times 1:49 - 3:49 - 5:38 - 7:03 - 5:32 - 3:28 - 1:37 — pushing hard for the central nearly-a-mile 1600m blitz but not quite hacking sub-7 minutes.

The morning's run begins and ends in northeast Austin Texas at my Mom's home. Fences are repaired around the athletic fields but there are still big openings. A young blonde lady is walking in lane 5, with sporadic jog intervals, as I arrive. Morning heat and humidity force my shirt off to reward, or likelier punish, her. She leaves as I reach the middle lap of the interval training. My shadow stretches long across the track.

See Austin Kicking High for a mural on one side of the Wilhelmina Delco Center that I detour past during the way home. Runkeeper records the route.

^z - 2013-06-30