Wednesday's are fun training days for me because I usually get to sleep in until at least 5:30am. Today it was fun for a whole different reason. The alarm went off and I got right out of bed and tossed on my Brooks and my running shorts and headed for the front door. As I opened the door and walked outside something was different? That something was that I was not immediately hit with air that felt like it was emanating out of a blast furnace. It was, dare I say, comfortable? Yep, 72 degrees and the humidity was bearable. It wasn't cold and I was still sweating like a pig after about 10 minutes but it was nice.
The workout was a tough one too! It was the speed interval workout and it had more intervals than ever before. The entire workout was for 1h 10m and had 12 x 1 minute Zone 5 Sprints with a 3 minute recovery. The first 4 intervals I was averaging a 5 min/mi pace by the last two intervals my average was down to 6:30 min/mi pace and on interval #11 actually had some vomit come up in my mouth - it was not all that pleasant! But the workout was awesome and I ended up logging a total of 8.30 miles.
It is amazing what can be accomplished outdoors when you can actual breathe!