Ah the taper.. time for rest.. and.. wait, an 8-mile run with track work? I guess I shouldn't complain. The mileage is dipping.
Yesterday, I landed back in Toronto to 30C weather. Today, it cooled off so I made it to the track for my 5x600. The goal was 2:24 repeats with 90 seconds of recovery jogs.
1. 2:21 177 max bpm
2. 2:22 181 max bpm
3. 2:23 182 max bpm
4. 2:25 180 max bpm
5. 2:28 176 max bpm
I don't know if this is a sign of cooler weather or something else, but my heart rate is lower than in other repeats I've done. The last one was a bit slower as I was distracted by other runners on the track.
Overall, I'm happy with my VO2 Max workouts -- I have one last one next week, a 3x1600. Should be interesting.