Saturday's high temperature was about 45 degrees. I did my run in capris and a long sleeved shirt. Yesterday my car read 84 degrees at noon. Welcome to Ohio.
Yesterday was also track day. Ugh! I dread track day. It always seems so hard. But yesterday I tried to think of it like a swimming workout. Swim workouts I am able to break into tiny segments because it's 4 X this and 10 X that. In my head this seemed like a good theory. At least it got me out the door in crazy temperatures to do the workout.
The workout was one mile warm up 10 X 400 at a 1:35 with 400 rest intervals and then a mile cool down. I hit the first half of the first 400 around 42 seconds and thought, oh crap, I'm going too fast.
Interval 1 - 1:27
Mer, slow down you're going too fast! But, I kept up the pace and hit all of the next seven intervals around a 6:00/mile.
Interval 2 - 1:30
Interval 3 - 1:28
Interval 4 - 1:31
Interval 5 - 1:29
Interval 6 - 1:28
Interval 7 - 1:28
Interval 8 - 1:29
After eight intervals I had had enough. My arms were tingly. I felt like I was going to vomit. I was dizzy. I couldn't get in enough water. I called it a day, did my cool down and headed home. We'll see how this speed translates when I race this weekend. Oh yes, there's a race this weekend.