I think I hate running in hot weather more than anyone I know. However, I was not going to let anything get in the way of the first of two peak weeks before taper. Not even this...
|historical weather aka heatpocalypse 2011|
|packet of salt FTW!|
Tuesday: 6.5 miles (warm up, 5X600, 1200, 4X600, 1200, cool down)
Wednesday: 11 miles
Thursday: 5.5 miles (1/2 mile warm up, 4 mile tempo, 1 mile cool down)
Saturday: 22 miles
The first 11 miles I was a pace leader for the 8:30 min/mile group in the NYRR Long Training Run. Due to the extreme conditions we were instructed to run up to 30 seconds slower. At 7am when the run started it was already 83 degrees! The second 11 miles I sped up the pace. By the time I finished a little over 3 hours later it was 90 degrees!!! Amazingly despite the hills (4 loops in Central Park!) and the heat, I felt strong. Long runs were always some of my favorite runs and what I excelled at but I seemed to have lost it this training cycle. However, between my good 21 miler two weeks ago and this run I think I have gained my confidence back. Yay!
|I made the NYRR gallery for the first time :)|
Sunday: 6 miles recovery
Less than a month to go!