i did my maf test for the month fairly early this morning since this is the hottest weekend of the year so far. of course heat raises your hr and i know this. i left the dog at home because i can't stand watching him chase me around the track plus it would be too hot for him. i can't get a good test and take care of him. so i take the outside lane and see a few more of the usual joggers, most with bad form. as i'm going i get passed by a guy walking. i said walking! not power walking. not speed walking. no headphones. just walking. it took a mile and then he lapped me! it's so damn frustrating. the only good thing is my time is slightly faster than last month. if i got slower i was going to add in speed work and weights to get me ready for the warrior dash next month. i know i have enough strength to clear all the obstacles so i think i will just continue with the painfully slow runs and then blow it all for the race. if i didn't know before hand what i was getting into i would've given up on this training when i started. i better damn well see a huge drop in my time come fall/winter. oh, the times are too depressing for me to own up to them so don't ask. getting lapped by a walker should tell you enough.