Fall arrived in a big way this week, but not before Summer battled for it and almost finished me off. Seriously, a couple of days with highs in the low 80s, a super humid run, then temps plummeting to the point where you’re trying to figure out how to dress for running outside.
- Monday: 5 miles easy
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 6 x 400s for 5 miles total, PB Tank Arms (25 minutes)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, PB Low Impact Bodyweight MetCon (35 minutes)
- Thursday: 5 miles easy, PB Beginner Leg & Butt (10 min)
- Friday: Dogwalk, rest day
- Saturday: YFR Hamstrings, Great Pumpkin Challenge 10k, Dogwalk, YFR Foundation & Back
- Sunday: 6 miles easy
Mileage: 26 (+7)
*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links
I tried to do the right thing when I stopped midway through my run because I saw a dog off leash and by himself. He was by a front door, whining, so I watched for a while but no one came to the door. I approached the dog cautiously (you just never know, especially if you’re approaching a dog on its own property), but it was friendly, so I rang the bell.
Turns out they have an invisible fence. A little PSA here: I hate those things. It doesn’t protect the dog — they are still vulnerable to any wildlife in the area (a large coyote has been seen nearby) and if motivated enough, they will get through the fence — in fact, one of our neighbors with an invisible fence had a dog run over by a car (yes, the fence was on).
Oh yeah, the run was okay. I was kind of dragging after a busy week last week, although I was working my way towards negative splits without trying to. I mentally told myself to take it easy, since it was an easy run, and I have a race this weekend. That seemed to work, because I was a bit slower on the last mile.
The first 2 miles were slow. Not as slow as the last two miles in my recent half (read about that here), LOL, but much slower than normal. I was still tired (thank you, shorter days) and so not feeling this run.
I won’t say I totally rocked it, but considering it was humid and 70 by the time I finished, I’m actually quite proud of this run.
Where’d fall go? The last couple of days in the 80s, today a very humid 70s — ugh! I just dragged myself through this run, there’s no other way to describe it. And the damn rain actually stopped by the time I started — I had psyched myself up for some nice, warm rain.
Ok, we’ll get plenty of Fall on our race in Saturday.
We had quite the group at the Great Pumpkin Challenge. 10kers, 5kers, and an AG award (not me, not even close). A good time was had by all despite the hills and cold rain. Read about it on Tuesday.
No long run due to my race, so back to back runs this weekend. Since Running Buddy J and I are doing the same half in two weeks and she also did the 10k yesterday, we met up this morning for the second half of our “long run”. A much nicer day than yesterday’s race.
Favorites of the week
It only took 17 years, but apparently Gizmo is warming up to Mr. Judy. 🙂 It happened again today, while I was out. All three of them with Mr. Judy. Welcome to my world, dear.
And speaking of warming up, first Fall soup was made and it’s yummy.
And someone else is getting cozy on the bed.
Let’s get the conversation started:
Did Fall just suddenly drop in after a return of summer?
Do your furkids play favorites (apparently the males favor me and the lone female favors Mr. Judy, although they all listen better to me. They know which side their bread is buttered on, so to speak)?
Tell me something great from your week!