2 miles warm up, 6 x 1 mile (90 sec rest), 2 miles cool down, sunny & 82 degree
Believe it or not, the hardest part of my workout today was the cool down. Yup! I walked it because I was exhausted from the intervals and the heat. Nothing wrong with walking, except it made the process a lot longer.
Ran the intervals off track (a mile out & back). And I noticed the difference in grading in each direction and my splits: 7:09, 7:48, 7:19, 7:51, 7:34, 8:09 (target range is 7:22 to 7:37). Not sure if it was the heat or my long run from Saturday. By the last interval, I felt spent.
So for cool down afterwards, I attempted to jog through the sunny ways and walk under the shades. A nice idea that did not last. Ultimately, I just walked. Even stopped in a local community center to get some nice and cold refill for my water bottle.
By this point, drenched and tired, all I wanted was to take a shower, eat and nap. The thought was what sustained me through the rest of the way home.
What motivates you through the tough part of the workout?