“10′ w/u, in to 4 x 800m reps flat out with 800 easy in between.”
To quote a friend of mine, “Today is a good day”. It started, as all good days should, with a new pair of trail shoes, meandered through a lazy brunch with said friend and then culminated with a track session.
The rain cleared just as I got there, and apparently I’ve been enough times that the staff are getting to know me, because I was greeted with “So what are today’s intervals?”.
As usual, the track was deserted when I arrived, and I ran my warm up and rep one in splendid isolation. During rep two, a couple of women materialised and started putting out the hurdles, and midway through rep three, the green and white hordes descended. As I passed by one of the groups, I heard their coach sending them off on a warm up lap, with instructions to “mind out for the runner who’s also training”.
Mind out they did. Teeming though the track was, they left the inside lane clear and I finished my intervals without incident*. Brownie points galore for Surbiton High School; may they win every competition this season.
*Other than being blown hither, thither and yon by the extremely windy wind of windiness.