Despite the conditions (it sure isn't going to get better any time soon), I wanted to give my new pyramid workout that I shared last week (here) another go. My pacing was a little off last time around and it was just time for some speed work in my weekly training. This time I did the workout in a location where I had a better idea of my distances. Not quite as good as a track, but at least it did help keep me from sandbagging on my intervals. ;)
It's hard to really be able to tell on this graph, but I definitely hit a much more appropriate level of effort for each interval. Last time I did this workout my 200's were faster than my 100's, and the same for my 300's and 400's.
My fastest interval this week was my first 100 meter sprint, which given how beat I was by the end of the workout is perfectly appropriate. The heat and humidity were really getting to me, making it pretty unpleasant to try to complete the whole round. I sucked it up, though, and my second 300 meter and 200 meter intervals were faster than the first. I did have to walk once or twice on my rest periods, but I'm totally fine with that as it may have actually helped me on the work portion.
They definitely weren't lying! I keep trying to get more acclimated to running in the summer, but I don't know that I will ever really enjoy it like I do when the weather is more moderate. Luckily having goals definitely helps keep me motivated to get a few outdoor runs in a week regardless. That and having the @runningproject crew and @jumowa's weekly challenge to be a part of helps even more. This will count as my #runforsteem for this week's challenge. The friendly support on here counts for a lot! Happy running!