Speedwork was a bust. Don't know if it was so smart to do the quality portion of a double as the second half. Or maybe I was dehydrated. The second set of 2 miles my mouth was super dry.(that plus my pee was bright yellow before I left the house, not good) Or maybe its the course is all out in the open sun versus the shade of the battlefield. Should have been a equal or better workout than last week, it was only 81 degrees, 10 degrees cooler than last week.
Target for the 2 miles were 6:27 versus 6:40 last week. I hit 6:32 and 6:26 for the first 2 miles. Felt good. Dave T. rode by on his Cervelo the last 800 meters and yelled at me. Must have thought I looked bad. I needed it, to get back on track. Next 2 miles didn't came as easy. By 800 meters into the first mile, I was running out of steam. Tried pushing but just wasn't much left. Mouth was like chalk it was so dry. First mile came in at 6:40, I slowed 12 seconds in the last 800 meters. On the second mile, I just decided to gut it out and take whatever I could get. I was only running at a 7:00 mile pace at 800 meters and wanted to quit, but decided it would just be better to hang until the end, even if it was only a 7:00 mile. Did manage to push a little for a 6:57.
Tried to do the 800 meters, but caved after 200 meters, no energy. Tried the 400 meters, same thing. Slogged it home for some homemade spaghetti.