Tempo day. 5xcruise miles with the goal @ 1/2 pace. It was about 90°F w/ 76°F dew point, so I was hoping to be able to do 5:50 pace without overheating.
5:50, 6:03, 5:46, 5:51, 5:51
I'm very happy with this. I got a little overwhelmed by the heat on the 2nd rep, but I tried to just settle into the others and cruise without hammering. I thought I was toast after #4, but I managed to maintain pace through #5 without too much trouble.
Added 4x30s sprints afterwards.
About one more month until the weather breaks. I'm anxious to see how my paces are affected, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some significant time come off. If I can get back to 5:10s by the new year, that would be some great progress.