Sorry MIA. I vacationed in florida during a tropical storm for a week and ran in this daily while crying and forcing a 7:30 pace.
I thought my days of relative speed were gone. I thought my fitness had turned to shit.
But just like those who come down from altitude there was little gift in the end. Probably the 2 best workouts I've done recently. I think running in fetter bands of rain and 40+ mph winds built my strength so that when I came home into the stagnant heat of NC I ran with much more ease.
TRACK was 8x400 in 83, 82, 82, 81, 80, 80, 80, 79 with 400 jog recoveries. No stopping. This is an improvement. I never did track during my Eugene training. I hate it.
Then I had a pretty good tempo/fartleck for 8ish miles 3 days later. The workout was 15 mins fast, 3 recovery, 10 mins fast, 2 mins recovery and 5 fast. 1 mile warm up and 2 cool down. Fast was 6:20ish. Recoveries were 7 pace and the cool down went sub 7 again. All in 80+ degrees and thick humidity.
So I'll march on during this heat wave. Benny, it's 100-105 every day now. At 6am the best it gets is low 80's!! Disgusting!
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Well, happy running friends. I think if I can keep this up for a few more weeks I *may* do a 5k. Of course it will be my personal olympics so...you know...gotta bring it. I hate 5ks but I like working hard and doing well.