Running warm up/down 27:00  3.5 mi (7:43 / mi)
Warm up and cooldown for workout. Felt really good on the warmup.
Running intervals 23:00  3.4 mi (6:46 / mi)
This didn't turn out to be a good workout. The plan was 4x200 @34, 4x800@2:30, 2x400 @69.
The wind started picking up ALOT. On the homestretch it was gusting to about 30 mph with a constant of 20 mph. so it felt like I was running uphill on the flats. I tried to be a little ambitious and keep hitting my paces. If I had compromised a bit more it probably would've turned out better but I was stubborn.
1:19(This is where I pulled out because I was really struggling to do this 400 and I knew I was going to deathmarch the rest of it. Coach told me to leave it there so that's what I did)
I'm frustrated that I had to pull out of the workout but I can't give what I don't have. I really put the effort in but for some reason my body was not responding today. I felt good at the start but not at the end.
Possible reasons for hurting so bad:
1. I've been very busy lately so sleep has become a little harder to come by.
2. Allergies, pollen has been very very high lately.
3.Weight lifting, a new stress that I've picked up which I can actually feel in the workouts and daily runs. I think that I should pick this up at a time of year when I'm not doing workouts and racing but rather a base training phase.
4. Obviously, the wind. This made it very very difficult. I was surprised I was able to run into it at all and hit my paces. I feel the equivalent for an 800 with out this wind would've been 2:19-2:21. Very fast.
5. Heat and humidity, when I was running with the wind it took away the natural convection that I had so I started heating up fast. Not a good combo.
Can't control heat and wind. Will stop weight lifting until this summer. Hopefully this will also give me more time to sleep.