I decided to do tonight's tempo run at the high school track because the weather peeps were predicted storms. I figured if a storm came through, I'd rather stay nice and close to my car.
This first tempo run on the schedule was pretty easy - 2 easy miles, 2 miles at "short tempo" pace, and 2 miles cooldown. Thankfully the wind decided to throw down a challenge (just what I needed) by blasting me in the face. Add to the wind the 90 degree temp and hot, hot sun and it was quite the run.
It started to cloud over as I finihed the run. Now I'm home listening the thunder and rain. I'm hoping once this storm goes through our weather will clear up: I've got a swim and bike planned for tomorrow, a golf event tomorrow afternoon, my first open water swim Saturday morning (followed by a bike and run for my own little mini practice triathlon) AND my first long run of this training cycle Sunday. Should be a fun weekend. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend - can't wait to read all the race reports!