Yesterday we hit the local college track after a 4K warm-up around a nearby park. It was a stifling 30C/86F and humid (feels like 33C/91F) when we set out, and I was not expecting a good performance.
We had a goal of 4-5 x 1600 at a goal of 8:00 per 1600 (=5:00/KM pace, 2:00/lap).
I started with my pace group, but found myself pulling away easily. I was flying around that track and feeling good! I could feel it by the third lap of each set, but always managed to pick it up for the final 400.
1:43 ~ I told myself I was done after this one
1:49 ~ wondering why didn’t I stop at 4?
I was floating on such a huge runners’ high by the time we were done. I couldn’t believe my splits! It was an awesome workout. And now I have to focus on recovering before a 33K/20.5 mile on Sunday. It’s going to be another scorcher.
Have a great Friday!