Even after an early morning thunderstorm, the morning dawned sunny and warmed up quickly. I had planned to get to the track today so took a chance that heat and humidity wouldn't be so severe as to not allow for some good quarters.
I need to get a better handle on my pace. I've been so complacent on the daily runs that any past sense of pace has been lost. So my target was to run 6 quarters with the first set of two at 1:30; second set of two at 1:35; then last set at 1:40. I take an easy lap between each quarter.
#1 was 1:28 and I could feel that I was pushing...#2 was tough and dropped to 1:34. So 1:30 is too difficult for me right now especially in hot, humid weather.
#3 was at 1:33 and #4 at 1:35. I didn't feel as uncomfortable and the 1:35 target seemed easier.
#5 was 1:36 and with an extra 1 minute on the slow lap came back with 1:35. So it would seem that the 1:40 target is more reasonable for me at this time.
Now I just need to string a few of these together without the rest and I can call it a race (Saturday morning).
With warm up and cool down the session totaled 7 miles. A 3 mile circuit planned yet tonight. There is supposed to be a break in the weather so hoping for cooler, drier air soon.