The best way to describe my tempo run last night was “thirsty”… I clearly didn’t drink enough water during the day and all I could think about during the entire run was water. The plan was to do a 4 mile tempo run with 2 miles at or below 9:00.
We ran a warm-up mile and then did our first “fast” mile in 8:38. The speed felt good and I didn’t feel too tired, but I thought I was going to pass out from the thirst. It was hot out and even though it was a short run, I was wishing I had carried a water bottle. After finishing the first mile, I asked if we could pause our watches to find a water fountain.
We walked close to half a mile before finding water and it was so refreshing. After our short break, we decided to go for the second fast mile. We finished the second one in 8:29! I was so happy with our speeds, but I know it doesn’t really count as a record because of our walk break :-p
We finished the third mile near another water fountain and decided to take another water break before continuing. I was so dehydrated at this point. When we started running our cool-down mile, we decided to stop at 3.5 miles. We had finished our 2 “fast” miles and given the heat, it felt like a good workout. But I am just a little disappointed with myself – I think that’s 3 runs in a row that I have cut short. Our splits:
- Mile 1: 10:12
- Mile 2: 8:38
- Mile 3: 8:29
- Mile 3.5: 9:44 pace
- Total: 32:10 (9:12 average pace)
Only two more runs before the big race! I’m getting excited!!