This morning marked the start of operation: get my running speed back!
My friend Sokphal and I took our standing Tuesday a.m. run date to the track. We ran the 1.75ish miles to get there, and once there, we decided to do a 2 mile workout. For 8 laps, we jogged the curves and ran hard on the straights. I love this track workout â€“ itâ€™s one I used to do in grad school at UNC on their baby blue track. Itâ€™s nice because you can chat on the curves, too, so it still feels like a fun social outing. ðŸ™‚ We probably did about 7:30 min/miles on the straights and 9 on the curves? Felt good to pick up the pace!
We ended up covering about 5.5 miles total, including the 2 mile track workout. Our splits:
We apparently picked it up again on the run home in that last half mile! Great splits â€“ since Iâ€™ve been doing all.the.marathons this spring Iâ€™ve been doing longer, steady/comfortable pace runs week in and week out and it feels good to mix it up again. Hizzah!
And now, for some sweaty/half asleep workout photos! On this morningâ€™s run I had the pleasure of testing out a pair of shorts and a tank from the TargetÂ® C9 activewear line.
Iâ€™m a huge fan of TargetÂ® in general (essentially half of my wardrobe is from TargetÂ® â€“ I may or may not have also bought a dress while I was at the store getting this workout gear), but I also really love their activewear, so I was excited when they reached out to me about this review! Back in 2005 after college when I was just getting more into running, I bought a TON of TargetÂ® workout clothes to get myself started and still have most of them to this day. Their stuff is super affordable, durable, and really cute, too. I also love their sports bras!
This morning I was rocking the Womenâ€™s Run Short with Knit Waistband in navy blue ($16.99) and the Womenâ€™s Sporty Layered Run Tank in navy blue/light pink ($22.99).
Please note the fluffy photobomber
I loved both items! The shorts are really comfortable and extremely lightweight â€“ the wicking/quick dry material feels like soccer shorts or windbreaker material, and I like that they were short and fitted but not super duper short. There are built in briefs and a little pocket on the inner right front for keys. I also loved the wide, comfy waistband â€“ not too tight but snug enough to stay on. And this is random, but I really like that the waistband tie is on the outside, not the inside like most shorts. Usually it leaves an awkward bump when itâ€™s on the inside!
As for the tank, loved it too! Super cute and extremely comfy/functional â€“ it kept me cool and dry for our track workout. I like that there is a built in sports bra, but that the rest of the tank was detached â€“ thatâ€™s such a cute, popular look right now and it helps to keep you cooler, too. I also like that it was loose (but not billowy) and long. Perfect for summer.
They have the tank and the shorts in all sorts of colors. I would totally buy both of these items with my own money â€“ two big thumbs up. Cheap, cute, functional, and fit well! Win.
When I got home, I hit our apartment gym to stretch out and to do this 5-minute shoulder workout. It was great â€“ try it yourself! Also, I realized the instructor is wearing the exact same outfit as me. She clearly has excellent taste with color combos. ðŸ˜‰
And now, coffee. Have a great day, friends!
Do you own any TargetÂ® C9 activewear?
Are you a track workout fan? Whatâ€™s your favorite track workout?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TargetÂ® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about TargetÂ® C9, all opinions are my own.