Weather stalking. Cross training. Lots of baking — I needed to restock the pantry! Humidity. All easy runs that never feel easy due to the weather.
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home as I’m winding down (or is that up?) for my first race past the half marathon distance. I try not to think about that much!
- Monday: 6 miles easy
- Tuesday: 6 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB KB + Core (30 minutes)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Swimming (30 minutes)
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy
- Friday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Glute Blaster, PB Abs (25 minutes)
- Saturday: Dogwalk
- Sunday: 8 mile LSD, PB Standing Abs (10 minutes)
Mileage: 25 (-4)
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Cloudy. Humid. Miserable. On speed dial, apparently.
This may actually have been my “best” run since coming home from ID — mainly because I got rained on the first couple of miles (and wished it rained longer). It makes it feel just a little less soupy — which is pretty funny when you think about it. I still can’t say I really enjoyed it; this humidity simply has to go!
I finally caved: it was 87 feels like 90 and sunny. So yes, sue me, I ran on the treadmill.
Saturday was horribly humid with threat of rain, so most of us chose to run Sunday instead. I won’t lie: running “just” 8 miles felt like heaven. Probably didn’t hurt that I was running with someone a bit slower than me, too.
And noticed the unplanned matching of Skirt Sports!
Favorites of the week
There were a few bumps in the road this week — dying AC in the midst of an almost heatwave, I’m looking at you! — the continued rain, the ever escalating humidity, the bump at the scale from probably a bit too much indulging my sweet tooth last week + all the baking.
Some weeks are like that. But getting together with friends and finding someone to run with that was almost perfect. We both run/walk, our intervals are pretty close, I’m just a little faster — which of course makes that long run feel a lot easier. Not to mention not a double digit run in sight this week!
And the painted beams above along the rail trail caught everyone’s eyes! They’re not done yet, but they’re pretty cool.
Let’s get the conversation started:
Can’t live without AC or don’t want it?
Would you rather run with someone faster or slower than you?
Tackle the uphills in the beginning or the end of a run/race?