Back on Track

At least I was last Wednesday night!

I started running in college. During my freshman and sophomore years I would work out with friends and occasionally run behind them. My junior year we moved to the university and I took a jogging class as my phys ed requirement. It was a night class with some super speedy runners. We ran all over campus, did stairs at the football stadium and even ran on the main field! After the semester was over, I followed my roommates to the track for evening runs. And then I kept going. And going and going. Other friends joined in on the fun. It was a dimly lit track (to conserve energy). While I didn’t do formal workouts, after awhile I would challenge myself to sprint faster along the straightways.

It’s been many years since I had a chance to run on a track. One of my running groups holds track night every week and last week was the first time I could make it.

We did 6x800s and it rained!

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There’s something about the spongy feel of the track, adjusting my breathing to the cadence of my run and cooler the night air to make me feel at home.

 

 

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