Supposedly it's the last day of the cold spell, and it will start getting warmer tomorrow. About time, dawg! This means that Thursday intervals can be finally done outside. Much looking forward to this, but today I had to stick to the dreadmill - again.
Left the office at 5:30pm, got on the treadmill at 5:45pm and warmed up for 10 mins. Then the fund begun in earnest - 2 repeats of 1 mile at 6:30 min/mile, then 4 repeats of 800 meters at 6:00 min/mile. Towards the last interval, the heart rate was starting to creep up into the middle of the 5th zone, so I knew that the workout was getting done correctly. The next 2 repeats of 1 mile each were pretty brutal, with the last one being particularly... bleh. A hard workout no matter what.
The lingering chest cold was not helping of course, so I did some extra hydration and took 2 salt tabs before starting to run. That kept the cramps at bay, which is all I really needed. Results here. The traffic on the way was a complete nightmare - 47 minutes door to door! LA can be just a peach sometimes.