Oof. What a steamy couple of days. As Kerrie pointed out on Daily Mile yesterday, it seems like it was freezing here just a few weeks ago. Yes, we get both extremes here in Southern Ontario. If this weather is a taste of what's to come this season, it's going to be a looooong summer.
Anyway, to say that yesterday's "easy" mid-day run was a complete sweat-fest would be an understatement. I questioned my sanity several times, but managed to complete the 10K and proceeded to continue sweating at my desk for the remainder of the day. Good times.
This morning Juliana and I hit the track for our Track Tuesday do-over. The air was downright soupy at 5am. I felt pretty tired as we got started on our warm-up, but that is not unusual in the morning so I hoped they would wake up. No such luck.
I was hoping for 8x400 at 1:31 to 1:34, but I was running on fumes for the second half of every lap, and felt completely depleted after 5 (1:34, 1:33, 1:37, 1:38, 1:35). I re-grouped with J (who was feeling pretty much the same way) and we decided to call it a day, extending our cool-down run back to the cars to put in a few more miles. I felt okay running at a comfortable pace, but the speed was just not happening today.
So, I did what I could today and I guess I'd better start getting used to this. The weather has become sweltering very quickly (what happened to spring?) and this was my first true speed workout in almost a month, so I know I need to be patient. But waaaaaaaaaah!
Okay, that's enough whining for today. Thanks for indulging me. :)