It may be unbearably hot outside, but this is my favorite time of year because my running club moves the workouts to the track!
This time last year was when I first started running with my running club - amazing how the time flies and how much things have changed in a year. It feels so great to be back at the track and starting to do some speed workouts!
Last night was the first one of the season and of course it was so hot and humid outside. During the warm up I could already feel my stomach getting upset because of the heat.
2x2000m at Tempo pace (~7:15 min/mile) w/ 2 min recovery
6x200m at race pace (~43 secs for each 200m) w/ 200m jog recovery
5 laps around the track went pretty quick as I finished the first 2000m with my group. The second one was not as easy and I really had to focus to keep my pace from slipping. After finishing the 2000s I did not want to do the 200s but a friend talked me into it.
2000m in 8:58 (7:10 pace)
2000m in 8:55 (7:06 pace)
6x200m at descending pace (49, 49, 48, 46, 45, 44, 43 secs)
Running in this heat is a whole new thing. The humidity takes so much more out of me than normal. Thankfully I was able to hit my paces for this workout, but it is getting harder and harder. Today we are headed for a high in the 90s! I sure am glad that today is a rest day!