Was able to get in a mini threshold workout yesterday.
Planned workout was 3x10 minutes @ goal 10 miler pace (6:25-6:29) with 3 minutes jogging recovery
Not anything remarkable here, and only went through 2 cycles of threshold pace. Decided to quit while I was ahead and not beat a dead horse in honor of conservation for Saturday's race. Even with my head pounding and my nose making it extremely challenging to breathe right now, this workout seemed 10x easier then Sundays race due to the temps being about 25 degrees cooler. While mid 6 pace isn't exactly easy-peasy for me, it has never felt as challenging as it was on Sunday . Effort wise 6:50's felt like 6:20's in the heat. It wasn't pretty.
Race photos, courtesy of PBC Sports Photography , came out fairly decent where I might be tempted to buy a few if they weren't so darn expensive. These may actually be some of the best race pics of myself that I've ever seen.
Temps for this weekends 10 miler are looking like they may be a bit zesty as well, it's almost hard to believe that I ran a half marathon this same time last year and ended up in an ambulance post finish line nearing hypothermia .