Jogged an easy 20 minutes to warm up this morning. Danny and I then ran a ladder consisting of 400-600-800-1000-800-600-400 (2 minute rest) at tempo pace. My HR never got past 165-166. In fact, 166 was this week's 168-170.
The first part of the ladder was pretty blah. The speed wasn't coming to me. Danny just stayed in lane two and went along for the ride.
"The air is heavy," he said several times. I'm not sure what heavy air is, but something was heavy. That's for sure.
From the 1000 on, the pace got faster while the effort remained the same.
Nothing blazing. Sub-8 pace overall.