I’ve made the decision that the heat is here to stay, so instead of complaining about it every day, I’m just going to suck it up and cope with it. I saw an instagram post yesterday afternoon with this caption:
“91 degree heat, 59% humidity, 8 miles… non stop. I run under impossible conditions to achieve impossible goals”
I thought that was a pretty good perspective. I prepared myself for a sweaty run with my favorite pre-run beverage: Nuun tablets.
I mix one in my water before my run and I swear it makes a huge difference. I used to drink gatorade before runs but it would always make my stomach hurt. Nuun tabs have less calories/sugar and just taste “lighter” so I feel like I’m still drinking water instead of a sugary sports drink. I looooove the tropical flavor.
I waited until about 7:00 and then headed out to the track for TRACK TUESDAY of course. My workout goal was 8 x 400s with 400m recovery laps in between. I wanted to do the 400s around 1:50 (7:20/mile pace) and my recovery laps around 2:15 (9:00 pace).
I did a half mile warm up and ended up doing 6 x 400s instead of 8 and took a quick water break after #4.
Here are my splits (with recovery laps):
So the end result was 4 total miles. The 400s + recovery laps were around 8:00/mi overall pace. I finished right at 24:00 for 3 miles. I didn’t pace my warm up and cool down, but I think they were around 8:45 pace. When I got home a tried a new yoga video to stretch out my legs. I really liked this one. I’m not a fan of her unitard, but the video is pretty good.
Not only was it track Tuesday, but it was also TACO TUESDAY. We didn’t have tacos, but we did have salsa chicken enchiladas, which totally still counts. There’s nothing better than eating off of a paper plate at 9:00 pm in your recliner. We are getting pretty used to these 9 pm dinners…
Have a great Wednesday!!
Ever tried Nuun tablets? Favorite flavor?
Do you drink any kind of sports drink before your (non race) runs?