Its gettin’ hot in here (so hot)
So take off all your clothes
I am gettin’ so hot
I wanna take my clothes off!
OK, couldn’t resist some more lyrics…a sorta oldie, but goodie…if I remember correctly, this was “the” summer song of 2002!
And considering this week’s heat wave, those words sorta fit…as lotsa shirtless guys were spotted in Central Park this week 😛
So if I thought Monday was a scorcher, was still nothing compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, as the mercury hit triple digits both days!! While I did try and spend as much time indoors and in air conditioning (thankfully I didn’t get a robo-call from ConEd asking me to curb the AC usage) yes I still got out and ran both days. Though both days, I kept the intensity easy. Even Tuesday, which was supposed to be a speed day…and all day I was debating whether or not to go and do 100m repeats that nite, or go to Thursday’s workout with hopes of relatively better weather. I decided that I wasn’t gonna gain anything by pushing myself in the heat, and just did an easy 7 instead. Just dressed as minimally as possible, wet my hair before running out the door to help keep a little cooler, and stopped for water a lot…got through it. And for the most part, I was thinking “wow, I’ve never seen Central Park this empty on a Tuesday nite.” Then I saw some purple and yellow 😉
And I did see the UA peeps who did decide to do the workout…and aferwards wondered if I did the right thing by wussing out. But now I know I did the right thing, as tonite’s weather was much better than Tuesday, and I think a nice VO2max workout of 600m repeats was what my legs needed…crazy as it sounds. My group was slated to do between 5 and 7 repeats…while most in my group stopped after 5 or 6, me and one other guy decided to go for 7. Good pacing helps!! At least it helped me tonite. check it out…
(i don’t know what’s up with that first 2:34 being a slower pace than the 2:36’s and 2:37? wish I knew the distance out to the third or fourth decimal places…)
So yeah, times in workouts are fine and good, but I know I got to put it together on race day. I’m doing a 5K on Tuesday, the one that I PRed at last year actually. (But unlike last year, I have no 5K monkey on my back!) I really don’t think I’m in shape to PR though…and based on my time at the Mini 10K, I think I’d be lucky to run under 23 minutes for 5K. We’ll see how it goes…