Today's plan was to hit the track for 3 X 1600's at 6:17. I woke up a little bit earlier than usual and got on my bike and headed over to the Y. I was there just before 6:40. Already warm and humid as it seems to be a lot in Florida in August. I figured oh well, you get what you get. Well, that's not entirely true. We did go out to eat last night and although I resisted the urge to order a glass of beer or wine I did order chicken parm and did eat the whole thing and then had some sort of whipped reese's dessert.
After stretching some, I did an easy pace 2 mile warm up then headed over to the track at the HS next door. Unfortunately, the gate going out to the field was locked so I went back to the front desk to ask for it, unlocked the gate, then returned the key. The field was wetter than I had ever seen before. I slogged across it getting my running shoes completely socked and covered with mud.
Finally made it to the track and started my work out. I made sure to alternate directions on each 1600 repeat (this was ok since no one else was at the track). First one I thought was going great, Garmin said I was doing a 5:45 pace, but by the first lap I knew I wasn't going that fast and was just barely on target (1:34 for the first lap). I also accidentally pulled out my headphones from the ipod so I fumbled around briefly with that. So the first repeat was a little off target in the end. The other two went ok.
Splits were: 6:23, 6:16, 6:17
Ran some cool down to get in at least 8 mile total. So, despite things that didn't work out so well I still got the job done. It's been quite some time since I made it to the track so I wasn't expecting it to be easy (although I hoped it would be).
Finished up with some weights and then biked back home.