Buffalo temps hit the 70s today, and it was summer running again. Got in some intervals on a bike path around a pond in the park. The warm up was pretty much running around town looking for a space to do the intervals – the local college track was occupied by the football team using the field inside the track; the dirt track around a local soccer field, now a de facto dog park, was occupied by dogs running around free, good for them but not for runners doing a workout; and a normally quiet side street I often use for sprints had traffic. So after about 4 miles of searching for a spot, settled on the bike path.
Ran 4 x (approx) ½ mile in 2:40s, with a 1 minute rest in between. The paved path around the pond is somewhat hilly and provided occasional walkers and bicyclists to weave through, a workout in its own right. With a 2 mile cool down back home, 8 miles for the day.
What we runners have to go through to get in a workout…