I MEANT to wake up early on Monday and do my workout at around 6:30 a.m.
I am NOT a morning person...which makes Long Runs doubly painful somedays.
So instead I sat around sweating and thinking "I really need to get up early tomorrow...I don't want to wake up early."
I ended up sucking it up and going to the track at about 7:30p.m. At first I didn't think it was that hot anymore, but it's amazing how much hotter it gets when you're running really fast (for me) in circles.
It was a doozy of a workout too.
Warm up mile
2 X 1200 (2 RI) Goal time 5:10
4 X 800 (2 RI) Goal time 3:23
1. 5:15, 5:08
2. 3:24, 3:23, 3:23, 3:25
It was quite warm. In fact Heather was willing to join me but we thought it would be too hot to run before 8pm and she couldn't work into her schedule...so I ended up running alone.
|I can do anything for one lap...even if that means a couple more laps.|
Today Amy, Heather and I headed out for my Tempo run.
1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 7:50
It was still pretty hot, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
1. 8:44, 7:31, 7:33, 7:38, 7:32.
Yeah, we cut it a mile short. It was really hot. Did I mention that yet?
I also took two breaks. I'll be honest, I was having trouble understanding my bio feedback today.
Tempo is kind of uncomfortable anyway, although a 7:50 pace isn't bad. Add in the heat (and a little knee pain) and I couldn't decide if it was just too hot to be running that fast or if I was being wussy.
After the run, Amy, Heather and I did 8 minute abs while lying on the floor of South Sound Running.
Because, that's how we roll!
Oh, and then I climbed a rope and hung upside down.