Nope, I am not complaining about the heat, I still remember last winter’s temps that busted the brass balls on all the monkeys, even though we were all bundled up and much rather run in shorts/t’-shirt and sweating my ass off.
Even so, when it gets this hot, I do make sure that I go slower, if it is above 80F and when I went by the AYC it was already 81. That is just being smart, not something that I do all that often, but I am starting to get better.
I had to be in Waterville, so I decided to do my 12 x 30 seconds faster run, with 30 seconds rest and then take it easy the rest of the way. If you look at the stats, I didn’t really go all that fast at any point during any of the faster repeats, but it was fast enough for my conditioning and the conditions.
I guess you could almost call this a fartlek workout.
You notice that there is an “extra” fast run just after 3.0 miles. Back when I was going around the hospital there was a lot of construction and a construction vehicle blocked the crosswalk and then waved me forward, just as my watch went off to start a repeat and I was too focused on not getting run over to pay attention to it, but a little later I got to thinking about it and figured that I missed on of my repeats. Just to finish it up, I went ahead popped one more off.
I figured if I had done 12, it wouldn’t hurt to have a Baker’s Dozen, just to be sure.
With all the injuries and freak accidents lately, I know that my body is not in shape or ready for a balls-to-the-wall speed workout (YET! I WILL BE). I wanted to do some prep work for when I start doing more serious 5K training.
Yes, I know that I am not in good enough shape now to do the double-whammy of speed work and hills at the same time. I need to re-build my base some more, before I can do that.
Nothing hurt and I felt good.
I did run in my Mebs and they are just becoming my goto shoes. I just like the way that they disappear on my feet, especially when I pick up the pace.
When I got home, Bennie was definitely ready to go for his run, he was all full of piss and vinegar. He tried like hell to get me to run fast and I settled into my not fast today pace, it was 93F and I wasn’t going to hurt him or I. He kept pulling me for about a quarter-mile and finally figured out we were not going to run any faster and settled into his dog trot.
When the watch went off at 1.0 mile I shut it down. He didn’t argue at all he went over to the ditch and drank some water and waded to cool down in the shade and then we walked another mile in a half.
Overall, it was a good day and even though it was hot and muggy, I wouldn’t trade it for all those cold-arse days of 10 degrees and 30 mph winds, we had last winter and will be having more than likely this winter.
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