The Heat is On!: 6/24-30 WRD

The calendar said Summer and gosh darned if the thermometer didn’t say it too with a little heat wave this week.

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Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and just sharing running, “training”, and staying active.

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And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)

Workouts update

  • Monday:  4 Miles Easy, Yoga (20 min)
  • Tuesday:  Dogwalk, Yoga (30 min), Barreflow (45 min)
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min), 3ish trail miles very easy
  • Thursday: Dogwalk, 2.5 TM miles, Yoga for Sleep (10 min)
  • Friday: Dogwalk/easy hike
  • Saturday: 6 mile LSD, Yoga (20 min), PB Toning (25 min)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, Studio Yoga (60 min)

Mileage: 15ish (NC)

JY = Jasyoga
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running Updates

It wasn’t just water from my cooling towel that made my top wet!

Monday
I chose to go out later, even though I knew it would warm up quickly — next Thursday I have my annual 4th of July race, and so I went out at the same time as that starts. Tackled the hill by my house again — probably not the wisest move after a 5k yesterday — but whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

3 skirt sisters before a trail run (part of a group run)

Wednesday
There was rain on the radar. There were nasty clouds on the drive to the park (same one I ran my trail 5k on Sunday, read about that here) . . . and yet, not a drop of rain to cool us down. There was lots of fun, and the odd coincidence of lining up next to the same woman beside me at Barreflow the night before.

I brought up the BOTP running with a friend who is doing heart rate training; we saw both hares & turtles (literally!). Glad I decided to go.

Thursday
As the title says, Summer soared this week (not necessarily in a good way). While friends were out trail running this evening, I took to my treadmill for a short speed workout in the afternoon. 5 x 400/200 recovery. Definitely felt no need to torture myself with almost 90F temps outside.

Looks peaceful, right? It was, but holy humidity!

Saturday
A group run by the river. It was definitely a slogfest. I got to run with other for a small portion of this run, but mostly I was on my own, with a big slow down around miles 4 and 5. Oddly enough the last mile was my fastest. No doubt because I was definitely ready for this run to be over!

Favorites of the week
I keep forgetting to share this book I won in Wendy @ Takingthelongwayhome‘s giveaway a few weeks back — thanks, Wendy! We also titled our blog posts the same thing today.

Photographer in the wild captured

For years we’ve passed a sign to Stuyvesant Falls on the way to my folks. Since I love all waterfalls, one time I googled it. Yes, indeed, it was a pretty good size man made falls.

Skirt Sport’s Cool It Top definitely helped me stay cool on this very hot day

So after going out for a hike to High Falls, which was pleasant (although very buggy), Stuyvesant Falls was on the way home and we finally stopped to see if we could find them, and find them we did (see above).

This was a very hot day. We did our hike in the morning, before it got too bad — I worried a little about Lola, but the trails were shady and she was fine. The long sleeve tee? It’s Skirt Sport’s Cool It Top — I must say it lived up to its name. I will admit I haven’t worn it on a hot run yet, but I was very comfortable even though it was 85F with a real feel of 95F by the time we were done. It also serves as sun protection.

What’s your favorite piece of running clothes when the temps soar?

Do you go braless when it’s hot? I don’t. Not so much about body image, although I will admit there is that — but more because of protection from sun damage.

Anything fun not running related this week?