A few cool mornings in the beginning of the week, but then the heat and humidity returned. Friday was really unbearable; luckily my first double digit run of this training cycle was Saturday. Find out how it all went down below.
- Monday: 3 mile tempo, Pahla B 10 Minute Core, YFR Hamstrings & Foundation
- Tuesday: 2 miles easy, Shapeshifter Yogaflow
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Kettlebell
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 2 miles easy on the Treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bike
- Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Kettlebell, YFPR Knees
- Saturday: 10 mile LSD
- Sunday: Walking around hospital
Mileage: 17 (+3)
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What a gorgeous day to run! I met up with Darlene for the first 3 miles of her 10 mile run. So it was slow and easy for her and a tempo run for me. Thankfully Bandit’s diarrhea from the weekend had ended, so while I was sleep deprived, I didn’t have to come home and do any cleaning.
I did tape my IT because of the twinges I’d had Saturday; I think that was a good decision. Surprisingly my ankle felt fine afterwards.
It was so nice and cool when I got up, but I waited until about 9 am to run. It wasn’t nearly as cool then, and not a cloud in sight. Unfortunately I’d chosen capris, which would have been fine had I run around 7, but thankfully I wore a light tank top on top.
Since I’m still rebuilding mileage, it was just an easy 2 miles. I concentrated on cadence, though, and so it was a decent pace for me. No taping, no problems.
I could have got out early in the morning to run. It wasn’t too bad then. But soooooo tired. And a busy day ahead of me.
So nope, I opted for an afternoon treadmill run. It was only miles, after all (rebuilding after being sick). I bumped up the pace just a little bit, considering how short the run was and I have nothing else really to say about that run.
10 mostly lonely miles. I tackled Blatnick hill (the locals know what I’m talking about), while many of the group wimped out and avoided it. Pacing sort of all over the place — partly because of that hill.
I tried to do 2 miles at race pace towards the end, but the body just wasn’t having it, even though it was a really nice day to run. But they were faster, just not as fast as I was aiming for.
Happy to be finished with my first double digit run since my last half and still feeling good.
Favorites of the week
Getting those 10 miles in. I wasn’t quite sure how they’d go down but it was good. Happy with my overall pace. Happy with how my body felt afterwards.
Unfortunately not quite sure when I’ll run again; my mom has being doing okay during the days, not so great at night, and there’s been some falling. I’ll be headed that way as you read this (or already there).
In fact, my mom was readmitted to the hospital early Sunday morning and I drove down even earlier. There’s a lot going on, not life threatening, but the bottom line is she was severely dehydrated and getting her to eat and drink is still a struggle.
And that’s a wrap 😔
No questions today. I’ll have time to read comments while in the hospital later today, probably.