Before you know it I’ll be winding down the half marathon course in Utah. Where hopefully I’ll be meeting up with some awesome bloggers — including one of our lovely hosts, Holly.
- Monday: 5 x 400m down/uphill reeats (5 miles total), Iron Strength Core
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated
- Wednesday: 6 mile tempo run (outside!), Dogwalk, Core
- Thursday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Glute Blaster
- Friday: 4 miles easy
- Saturday: Travel day with a very early departure
- Sunday: 8 mile long run? Turned out to be 7.5
Mileage: 22.5 (-4.5)
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The forecast called for showers almost all day with supposedly a break in the afternoon. It wasn’t that bad in the morning and I decided I just wanted to get the run done!
I chose wisely. There was light rain for much of my run, but it went well. I didn’t push it but I’m pleased with my pace again. Of course the skies opened up the last mile, but I was dressed for it and actually the sound of rain is really soothing (not sure it would be for 13.1 miles).
Although the rain did finally let up a bit, it never really dried out.
It was forecast to be a disgusting day — a lot of rain and a lot of chance for thunderstorms. And they got it totally wrong. A little rain in the morning. And then it turned into the most beautiful day.
Good thing, because the treadmill still wasn’t running. And I didn’t plan to run through thunderstorms.
I headed out thinking I’d be rained on, but I stayed dry. It was a lot more humid than it’s been lately — and warmer (although not hot) — maybe that’s why it felt so hard?
Or maybe it was the fact that the last time I’d run a tempo run was the beginning of March, and that was at the bike path, which is a lot flatter than my neighborhood.
I didn’t quite make my paces and damn I was giving it my all. Some runs are just like that. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a bad run, just hard.
I was totally planning on squeezing in a long run after dropping Bandit off at the pet sitter. But when I woke up, I just felt run down. It’s always a struggle, but I knew that long run just wasn’t in my best interest this day (even if the weather was pretty damn awesome).
I did manage to squeeze in a 4 mile easy run (negative splits again!). I parked at the Salt Den, ran around the area, then relaxed there post run. I tried to figure out a way to just run there, but then I’d have to walk home — not enough time — or run home — thereby blowing all the nice relexation.
I just ran on the nice wide shoulder of the road. Stopping often to take photos. Exploring. Discovering a water fountain to refill my bottles in the nick of time. Favorites of the week
I’m not sure it qualifies as a favorite — but it was totally random (a lot of that going on lately) and hit the spot. The avocado I had planned to use for my sandwich on Thursday was way overripe, sadly. Unusable, in fact.
So I made a PB&J. And topped it with a hard boiled egg and some bacon. So you got your sweet, your salty, your protein, and your fat.
Not pictured: relaxing in the Salt Den and a pretty awesome Sports Massage + infrared wrap.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Does it bother you if you can’t hit the right paces?
Do you ever enjoy running in the rain?
What’s the weirdest PB&J you’ve ever made??