The original plan for tonight was a more intense run with either speed intervals or a tempo run on the schedule. However, as I can sometimes happen due to the weather, I changed my plan just before tonight’s run.
After a short easy run at lunch today I was still ready for a more intense effort tonight. However, with the temperatur still pushing 30C when we went for a run at 7:00 it just was not worth pushing the pace with speed intervals or a tempo run.
In the end I ended up with two relatively easy paced runs today for a total of just under 20 km. I might not have run the quicker run I wanted to tonight but I did get in a good amount of mileage for a weekday.
With the temperatures looking like they could be close to record highs tomorrow and Saturday my next couple of efforts will also likely end up being relatively easy paced runs. Â Sunday will also likely end up being a slower effort as I plan to get in my longer run of the week.
With my next planned race being a 10 mile effort next Wednesday night I can only hope it cools off a little between now and then so I can get in a solid result. Provided the weather cooperates the plan is to head out at marathon pace, 4:30/km, and aim to finish in 65-70 minutes.
How has the recent heat wave affected your running plans?