Hit the track today. Hot out. Thermometer said 77 degrees but it felt at least five degrees hotter than that. Wasn't exactly setting myself up for success here. The weather along with the unfamiliarity of my pacing for 400M repeats just led to frustration.
Splits were 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, 1:17, 1:18. I shot myself out of the sky by hitting that first one too fast. Hard to recover from it with the heat so after the third rep I took a 2-3 minute rest and got some water. Fourth split was estimated, as I hit the wrong button. Had originally wanted to do at least six reps but called it quits after the fifth.
Easy trail run on tap for tomorrow. Hard to screw those up.
w/u: Ran 1.7 miles @ 8:06/mile pace.
5 X 400M w/ 200M active recovery: 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, 1:17, 1:18. Extened 2-3 minute rest after third rep.
c/d: Ran 2.0 miles @ 9:17/mile pace.
Mid 70s, sunny, breezy.
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, short sleeved shirt.