Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tempo Track Sweatfest

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!

15 comments:

P said...

That's a heckuva weekend you have planned, I'm a little tired just reading about it! Hope your first OWS goes well, and your mini-tri. That's on my schedule for next weekend. :-)

DRog said...

Great run it was thick out this afternoon! Good luck with your OWS and "mini Tri"!!
-D

Tish said...

Duh! I've cancelled a few runs in the past couple of weeks because of predicted thunder storms. I LOVE your solution. I'm a treadmill hater, but I can run loops at the HS track. Thanks! It sounds like a busy weekend for you. Take care.

Julie said...

Nice work on your track workout Heather! You were smart to get it in before the storms:) It was so freaking hot and windy today...way to tough out the elements!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Good luck on the mini tri! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Wasn't that some crazy weather tonight? I heard of at least one tornado touching down!

RunMommyRun said...

Nice job on your workout this evening! It was muggy!! But I've never seen so many people out taking pictures of the sky...such a weird amber color! Enjoy your active weekend!

the dawn said...

wow! sounds like this weekend is crazy packed! way to get your track work in before the rain. i usually just use rain as an excuse. good for you to work through the obstacles.

Jill said...

Ick, wind AND heat, you got a double wammy! Way to stick it out, that's very impressive!!

Marlene said...

Good call syaing close to the car! Even if it didn't storm, it sounds like you had some brutal weather for your run - maybe the thunderstorm would have been better. :p

Have a great weekend!

Katie A. said...

Wow! What a fun and busy weekend! I'm so impressed by your TRI stuff!
And the golf - my hubbs and I swore yesterday we are going to go this weekend! I've got the itch!
Enjoy your weekend!

onelittletrigirl said...

I have a super busy weekend planned as well! Have fun!!!

Ali said...

6 miles on the track, I am impressed.

Rad Runner said...

Good timeing! And wait to run in crazy conditions!

joyRuN said...

Girl, I give you credit. I struggle with even 800s on the track - I can't imagine a tempo run on that circle of hell.

Sounds like a fun weekend planned!

Christine said...

Good job on your run, I'm impressed you can run 6 miles on the track!!! I always get bored running in circles :)