This training week started out hot and humid, but suddenly the weather was ideal for running: 70 degrees and low humidity. I did my last few workouts before my 10k race on June 10th and tapered the mileage a little.
Friday, June 1: 8x400m at interval pace with 200m recoveries. Total of about 8 km with warmup and cooldown. It was really, really hot, and I was glad I didn’t have more than 8 reps to do! Strength training afterward.
Saturday, June 2: Easy 6km jog. Feeling very over summer at this point. It can be 50 degrees and permanently cloudy again now.
Sunday, June 3: Less hot, but very very humid. All of my clothes and my hair were soaked completely through by the end of the workout, as if I’d been caught in a downpour. Of my own sweat. Lovely. Anyway, 16km long run with some at M pace. No problem.
Monday, June 4: Rest day.
Tuesday, June 5: 8km easy + strength training.
Wednesday, June 6: 2×800 at interval pace, 4×200 at repetition pace. This was a strange workout because I felt super sluggish on the warmup (even though it wasn’t even hot or humid!) but had no problem hitting faster paces.
Thursday, June 7: Again feeling very sluggish. About 6km easy with 6×15 second strides that were, as far as I can tell, actually not that slow. Taper madness?
Race day is on Saturday! The weather forecast is not promising – high 80’s, rain, and thunderstorms – but whatever happens, I hope to have fun.