Tonight was Cheetah training again. Happens every tuesday for 4 months I guess. It can be both uplifting and disheartening, all in the same 200 meters, actually. Tonight we ran 2×800 (that’s 2 laps, then a break, then 2 laps again), then 2 x400m (I’ll let you do the math on your own from here on out) and then 2x200m, with varying amounts of recovery time in between. My shins are still hurting, but I have an appointment with the sports massage guy that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT on Thursday and he will make it all better. He promised. So needless to say that for the first….7 laps (that would be 3 warm up laps and the 2x800s) my shins were angry at me and making me feel their anger. Apparently I have ‘trash’ in my calves that is making my shins hurt…or something like that. By the time we made it to the fun stuff, the short 200’s (woohoo!) my shins were better and was able to push really hard on my first 200m. I ran a measly (for all you sprinters out there) 40 seconds. The second one….whew, I lost my wind at about 130m…and barely held on, finishing in 46s. Dude, running fast is fun, but there is a reason you only run the events once in a race. It’s hard to give it all you’ve got 2 times in a row with 1min rest in between. But aside from wanting to pass out (mom, I was sprinting…it’s ok) it was a great workout. Next week is our 2nd 2 mile time trial. I think my first time was 19:33 or something. So we’ll see.