Coach John Ferguson told us to go easy tonight. 31 degrees C before we started, plus the humidity (I heard "feels like 40+ degrees" today on the radio) meant that things could go sideways pretty quickly. He told us to do the first repeat at marathon pace (7:50/mile) -- but we couldn't go that slowly. Here are my splits:
After the first mile, I targeted 7:30 per mile, but I still couldn't go that slowly despite the fact that I was breathing hard. For the last repeat, though, I really wanted to get under 7 minutes -- and probably would have if I hadn't had to do a 180-degree about face a the half mile mark to run back to the starting area.
So, a tough night to run, but we made the best of it. Quite happy with the result!