Had to wait for the football team to finish so I didn't start til sunset. It was in the upper 70ºs with near 100% humidity, light rain ending and a dewpoint about 77º. Oppressive. Hard to breathe.
This one hurt... my first significant interval workout since June. I normally wouldn't be doing this now but I race in 2 weeks.
Saucony Ride trainers on
300m warmup on grass, stretches, drills
3 x 600m - 1:48, 1:53, 1:57
2 x 200m - 27, 28It was dark by the time I ran my last 200m. The 600s were brutal... but the 200s felt free, easy and strong. Sort of effortless until the last 50m, not tiring until they were over.
I think I'll plan a 3 day pattern of: 1) track, 2) lower body lift, 3) bike /core /upperbody... so I am off the track 2 days in between each running day. The ankle issue is manageable ... tonight it hurt when beginning the workout, but was fine after the first 50m.
I dropped 2 lbs during this workout, in the 145's now and am optimistic I'll be at race weight by 9/7.