For our latest speed work session the board of education decided we could no longer use the local high school track and we were forced to move to a local soccer complex. First of all, can I just say that running on grass is hard work! Especially if you have absolutely no shade and the heat index is 101!
The plan was to run 8 400m repeats and I was supposed to keep my times around 2:35. I took off for the first lap and ran a 2:09…oops. The next three were within range but after the fourth I had to sit one out. The heat was killer and I had that sudden cold (about to pass out) feeling. You can imagine what happened next. Each lap was successively slower and I ended with a 2:58.
This week’s speed work was moved to today because Thursday is July 4th and the agenda is hill repeats and 200m repeats. Hopefully this time around I will be able to pace myself a little better.
In other news, I WON a giveaway on The Hungry Runner blog! Not just any giveaway either. I won an entire head to toe running outfit from Brooks! This is great because I need new shoes and I can’t wait to try out the Infinity run shorts! I haven’t heard from Brooks yet but I will definitely have to post a photo of my new outfit when I get it!