Although could we lose the humidity? Yeah, not going to happen.
- Monday: 5 miles easy
- Tuesday: Travel home
- Wednesday: 6 TM miles
- Thursday: 3 miles easy
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: 15 mile LSD, YFR Foundation
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Recovery Yoga
Mileage: 29 (+4)
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Sculptures in the Boise River
I considered shortening this run. We were leaving later that morning (or so we thought). But it was so low humidity, and back home has all the humidity . . . DOMs was in full swing and it was not super fun, but I am so glad I did the full 5 miles.
Technically, we got back on Wednesday, because it was after midnight when we got home and I didn’t go to bed until 1 am. Normally I’m in bed by 9 pm (of course I was also still on mountain time, but that didn’t really help). A tempo was on the schedule but I’d already told Rachel that wasn’t happening. I toughed out 6 miles on the treadmill in between picking up the dogs and taking Lola to the vet in the afternoon.
I considered doing an pre breakfast run, but I was still tired and it just wasn’t happening (and I had a meeting and then a PT appointment later). It was about 85 and humid when I headed out, although some shade since it was afternoon. I figure I have to reacclimate to the humidity! This run was supposed to be 4 miles, but between the heat and the busy day, I shortened it. Plus it’s actually a pretty big increase in mileage for me this week!
My first 15 miler. The group was running later, at a path I don’t feel comfortable running at early by myself (there were a few attacks there in the spring). Thanks Chris, for offering to meet up with me early — but I knew that wouldn’t really work for either of us.
I posted on a local running group to see if anyone wanted to run/walk with me for 15 miles. I got two responses — one I guess is injured and not running and said she wished she could, the other was very excited to meet up with me for 5 miles.
Turns out that our paces and intervals didn’t really match up, but it was still nice to have some company for a few miles. Despite the humidity, I was feeling pretty good until about mile 11. The next 4 miles were definitely a struggle. I was tired. My hips hurt a little. Heck, everything hurt a little. Only 2 miles longer than a half, 3 miles longer than my longest long run, but it felt like more.
I went home, I laid down on my bed, and I put my feet up on our bookcase headboard, and just relaxed with the dogs afterward. We watched a movie in the aftenoon. I was a little sore for a while afterward, but I foam rolled eventually and did a little yoga eventually, and today I feel completely fine.
But no, thank you, I’ll pass on the marathon.
Favorites of the week
It was a busy week filled with appointments and that extra day in Boise didn’t help things much. I was tired all week long. I slept late (except yesterday) all week long. I am glad I toughed out those fifteen miles and even more glad that I feel normal today.
I was definitely too tired to join up with my friends for brunch after my run, so Mr. Judy and I went to the same place for brunch today. Please tell me I still need to be restoring my glycogen, because I’m not gonna lie, the coconut french toast was awesome and I may have bought something at the bakery for a treat later, too.
Let’s get the conversation started:
Are you still carb loading the next day after a really long long run?
Enjoying some nice summer weather? Please send it here! Rain, mushrooms growing, thunderstorms, hail, humidity . . .
Are you done with your goal races are just revving up for them?