ATC workout at the active oval: 8x800m/400m rec jog
target splits: 2:48-:52 for 1-6; sub-2:42 for 7-8
actual splits: 2:50, 2:43, 2:46, 2:43, 2:43, 2:44, 2:41, 2:41
i once again struggled to find the right effort for the workout. i wanted sub-2:40 on the last two, but i didn't have enough left in me. i haven't yet found a good groove on the oval. it's a different beast from the track -- not necessarily in a bad way, i just find it harder to keep the pacing even. that said, i think running one big loop is actually a bit easier for me mentally.
the best part of this workout: the oval was flooded at the ~700m mark, so the final stretch included a water-mud pit obstacle. two choices: leap over it (nope) or splosh through it x 8. my shoes are very dirty now.
73 F / 72 DP / 97%