Reunited and It Feels So Good!

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.

Yes I know it's summer but a 112 degree heat index is a little excessive

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!

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9 responses to “Reunited and It Feels So Good!

  1. In swimming, I like doing odd distances at times. It makes you go off feel instead of time and can help you push your limits more.

  2. The heat out there is brutal. I hate to complain when it is warm especially after the winter we had but I feel like I can barely move without sweating outside.
    Nice working getting out there and running, I have been on the treadmill this week

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      I think for running, I actual prefer winter! I never thought I’d say that… this summer has been too much!

  3. So proud of you for going out there and running like a champ! Good luck with your six miler this weekend, remember that it is definitely okay to slow down in this heat. Better to do the full distance slower than to overheat half way through.

    Did I mention I’m super excited to meet you at HLS? Every time I see their logo I get excited for a weekend of awesome bloggers. 🙂

    • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

      Thanks!! I might be breaking out the CamelBack and loading it up with ice water haha.

      I cannot wait to meet you at HLS! I just left that very comment on your blog!

  4. Congrats on getting back to the track! Given how hot it was (and your cold), it sounds like you had a great workout! I am with you in hoping that this heatwave ends sometime soon.

  5. Good for you! It was just too hot for me to run yesterday, I swam instead. Hope the 2-miler today went well.

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