The temperature is supposed to get higher every day this week so I'm glad I was able to go to the track today. We took off early...well, earlier than normal and took our hydration along.
Last week and this week both Bugs and Punky ran my two warm-up laps with me. Then I drop them (well...I drop Punky as she slows down and Bugs flies past me as he picks up speed) and get down to business. Today was a different workout than I'd been doing. For the past four weeks the schedule had 30/30 (30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow) and I had gotten better at them, or so I tell myself. This week was 60/60. Gulp! Um, 60 seconds is twice as long running fast in case you need help with the math.
I set my garmin and was off for 7 repeats of this craziness. It was hot. The third repeat I had sweat burning my eyes (so I tried to mop some of the sweat off while running faster). I finished the fifth and thought it would be great to call it a day. When the seventh was done I seriously considered dropping my cool-down laps, but knew better. My paces were all over, which I didn't find out until plugging my garmin in (7.8 to 8.9 mph). Hopefully next week will go a little smoother.
And then I was done and trying to take a picture of myself in the car window. It was all of 8:30 and I wanted to get home and have breakfast.