Started today's speedwork with 1.75 miles as a warmup and 4 x 100m striders. Felt great so far considering how hot it was. How hot? As someone mentioned today, "It feels like a hair dryer out there." Yeah, exactly like that. The wind was blowing a little and it was hot air. It was around 95 degrees on the track. I wonder how hot it was directly in the sun. I would guess in the range of 100-105.
The workout: 3 x 1 mile repeats. Thank goodness we got a little cloud cover after the second repeat. It was still hot, but it was almost like being in the shade.
I ran 7:05, 7:19, and 7:20. My goal was to run 7:00 miles. I didn't really push myself too hard. I wanted to make my times, but I was really concentrating on my stride and overall form. Getting a good toe off and knee drive. Relaxing my arms and not worrying about keeping them at a 90 degree angle. I was good about that part, but I did have to remind myself a couple times during each repeat that I needed to have a forward lean, which improved my speed immediately (if only short lived).
I wish I was better at labeling my posts. I wanted to look up my past mile repeat workouts and compare my times. I only used "mile repeats" once in labels. I did a search, too, and that didn't find anything. I can't believe I haven't blogged any of those workouts. I have to do a better job of not skipping my posts.