I finally bit the bullet and went back to the track last night! I am so relieved. Despite the excessive heat warnings (there were two) and air quality alert, I decided I couldn’t wait one more day to run. Turns out that wasn’t the worst choice since it’s actually hotter today.
I’m weird and I love the track. I know there’s no shade but I just love track workouts. Last night was kind of a weird one though. We did 500 repeats – yep, you read that right 500s.
Suze and I were braced for the heat and started with a mile warm up. I kept it feeling easy but ended up running at a 10:40 pace. Go us. Coach Bridget said we should do 4-6 500 repeats but I got a pass to take it easy since I was still taking DayQuil & cold medicine really messes with your ability to hydrate.
Suze and I did our first repeat at a 10:15 pace and I felt totally queasy after. I skipped repeat #2 and then joined her for repeat 3 (10:41 pace) and 5 (10:41 pace). Hooray for consistency. I know this is substantially slower than previous track outings but the heat was ridiculous and I felt good after.
Next up for me is a quick 2 miler on Friday morning and then 6 miles on Sunday. I’m hoping the longer run goes well since it’s been so long since I’ve run but if it’s not the best run…. then it’s not the best run. This heat wave has to break eventually. I’m really looking forward to a return to regular old summer heat!