2x3mile with 2 min rest @ 600-550
3 mile warmup
1.25 mile in 608 pace
1 mile in 600 pace
4x400m in 80
10 miles total
Because I was sick (or allergic to all this damn pollen) this whole week, it resulted in lots of missed morning runs. This morning was no exception, so I opted for a workout at McAlpine in the early evening with Garrett biking alongside. I was completely unprepared for the 86 degree heat, with air heavy not only with moisture but also pollen. I headed into the workout with the intention of just running at what felt "hard" and not looking at splits.
With the sun beating down on my pale, abino-ish skin, I set off for a hard pace at the start line of the XC course. As I passed the 800m mark, I opted to run on the paved portion, so I turned on the bridge. A woman happened to be sitting on the bridge with her dog on a leash. As I cruised by, the dog jumped out and bit my hip. I didn't stop, but Garrett yelled from the bike, "Did he get you..." and I pulled up my shorts to check. Sure enough, I had bloody mark on my leg, albeit small. I was so pissed that I didn't stop to check if her dog had rabies shots. I just kept going but then I was so flustered I didn't want to go anymore, so I stopped after 1.25 miles. There isn't much to report about the rest of the workout, except that I tried to run hard for some other portions and ultimately decided to end it with some 400m repeats on the course.
In hindsight, I wish I had just scrapped a workout for this week and just focused on resting and recovering. I learned that if I'm sick, I need to listen to my body and just run easy as opposed to plowing through workouts that will just make me feel less confident in my fitness.
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