It's finally summer in Vancouver! Sunny and Hot, Hot, Hot! On that note...it's time to complain about it.
"I hate track work-outs." -Alan Yu
They are so hard in the sun and heat.
Today at the track our plan was to do
This then turned into 6X800.
I recently read on this track pacing chart that in order to break 42:00 minutes for the Summerfast 10km, I need to be running 2:50 800's during track work-outs.
I did that for one. Shameful. My lungs felt like they were burning!
2. 3:11 (?!)
3. 1:25 (switched to a 400m)
Plus a 5km warm-up and 1mile cool-down.
Tips for running in the heat:
-Go early in the morning or late at night. (I don't buy this because sometimes that doesn't fit into the schedule)
-Drink lots of water!
-Wear little clothing.
-Run in the shade.
-Run shorter distances. (Hmm hard when marathon training?)
-Adjust your pace. (This makes me feel better!)
-You will get used to it. Your body will adjust. (Here's hoping)
-Run through sprinklers! (We did that after the track and it was awesome!)