Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A sweaty mess

Last night it was hot - like dripping with sweat, looks like I just took a shower hot.

I arrived at the group workout and was already sweating. We did the normal warm up of 2 miles and then got ready to start the workout.

Workout:
3x {4x400m} with 200m jog recovery and 5 minutes rest between sets

4x400m: 87, 90, 89, 91
4x400m: 85, 91, 92, 97
4x400m: 87, 93, 92, 95

The first set I ran with a man and his daughter and we were aiming for 90 seconds for each repeat. I started to feel funky around the 3rd repeat. The second set I ran with an older woman but she was feeling the heat too and dropped after the third repeat. The final set I ran with some older men who told me they were going to slow down and aim for 90 seconds. They didn't slow down and I just couldn't stay with them. The first repeat of each set I went out too fast and then I would feel it on the remaining repeats.

It was a brutal workout and I wanted to quit so many times but I am glad that I got through it and finished. The air felt thick and made it hard to breathe. We did some core work and stretches and then I headed home. I was one sweaty mess when I got home with soaking wet clothes.

Today me, my family, and Brian are headed off on vacation until Sunday! I packed my hydration pack and lots of gels in hopes that I may be able to fit in a long run!

Enjoy the rest of the week! Happy Wednesday!

21 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

holy cow that workout would have drop kicked me! I'm super impressed that you did it and especially in the heat!

abbi said...

Great job on the tough workout! Have a great vacation!

marathonmaiden said...

killer workout! the last time i did 400s was forever ago and i'm shuddering thinking how much your workout would kick my butt majorly! way to go :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Grat job on the workout - esp in these hot/humid conditions!! I know the feeling of coming home, dripping w/ sweat. Ish. That is how I feel after every run lately since the humidity has been out of control lately... not fun...

Enjoy your vacation!!

Katie H said...

Happy vacation! I'm jealous ;)

Great job last night. The humidity and heat were killer. Fall will be here soon :)

Lacey Nicole said...

that is a serious sweat fest. i like the idea of doing 3 "rounds"... but WHOAAAAA way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need some water just reading this :)

Leah B. said...

Great speed work!! The heat is killing me as well and I can't wait for fall weather! Have fun on vacation :)

Jamie said...

that is one serious workout and even more-so in the heat! way to rock it!

have fun on your vacay!

Joanne said...

Good job on running in the heat. I get out there before the sun is up. Just can't stand it. I also hate the darned water belt hanging on me but I do it more for my running partner (the dog) than for me.

Lisa said...

ugh! won't it be nice when the weather breaks and it's not so hot and nasty out?

Have a great time on vacation!

aron said...

UGG i HAAAAAATE the heat at the track! you still did a great job!

have a wonderful time on vacation :)

Chelsea said...

Have a great vacation. Can't wait to see pictures!

Laura said...

Phew! What a workout, no wonder you wanted to quit, that sounds tough! Good on ya for pulling through and finishing it though :-)

Marlene said...

Ugh, track work in this weather would be no fun. Way to push through the workout!

Molly said...

wow, you continue to impress me with you track workouts, nice job.

have a great trip, hope you get your runs in!!

Nicole said...

i bailed on my track workout this week. this heat is insane and i dont want to over due it and pass out or something crazy. whimpy i know but meh...

great job on your workout though! you rocked it! have fun on your trip! :)

Amy said...

Wow! You are a superstar! Have a great time away!

Amy said...

Wow! You are a superstar! Have a great time away!

Her Name is Rio said...

You are sounding like you've gotten to become a real trooper at these track workouts! Just know that you're inspiring me!

EndorphinBuzz said...

I hate it when I'm already hot and sweaty before I even get started!

Way to go in the heat, those are really good times.

onelittletrigirl said...

I sweat like a pig- especially during speedwork. You killed it though...seriously, that is a great workout!