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The early-week cool mornings felt great and the afternoon heat has been intense! There is at least one day that I know I am going to be outside in the heat…and I don’t look forward to it. I plan to just hit all the miles that morning (rather than splitting it up)…
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weekly workouts : week 3 (may 7)
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF
Scheduled : 8 miles
Actual : 8+ miles
Morning miles are a must these days…the mid-day heat is nearly unbearable! I know I will need to get used to it soon…but I am holding out for now!
I decided to run some hills today…and it sort of lucked out that my running buddy choose to sleep in. I don’t think she would have liked what I ended up running… I started off with my usual figure-8 loops in the neighborhood but decided to venture out to some bigger hills. There is a monster hill a little over a mile from my house and I ran up and down it 3 times before heading home. I thought about running it once, then twice…and when I checked the time and my mileage, I decided to make it 3. Phew…I will be feeling that tomorrow!
Scheduled : 5am/5pm miles
Actual : 5am miles + 5 miles
What is it about shorter mile days that make me feel out of whack? It takes me a couple/few miles to feel good…and right when I am feeling good, it is time to get home… Oh well, at least my morning run felt good!
Our evening run was interesting… It was still warm outside (mid-80s) so little man and I took his Jeep out for a couple miles and it started to smell like burning plastic (whomp whomp). Soooo…I just hope that it will be okay! After our 2.5 miles, I put him in the buggy and set out for another 2.5 mile loop to finish the miles for today!
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 6 miles
Since I ran later last night, I still planned on getting my mile in the morning – success (but not easy)! A beautiful sunrise to start the day!
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 4 miles
I didn’t get up to my alarms…just kept turning them off. I stayed in this morning and cleaned up the house a little – packed up a lunch run bag and got ready for the day. I know that I won’t be able to get in all 6 miles over lunch (especially in the heat we will be getting), but I can get 4! Better than nothing!
Scheduled : 15 miles
Actual : 11 miles
With a late night Friday, I didn’t get as much sleep as I would have liked before my long run…but I made it work! I had some major mental demons messing with me through the run and since I didn’t get out on time, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get the miles I needed today. I opted to switch my long run days this weekend…and got home in time for the hubs to bike to work.
Scheduled : 11 miles
Actual : 15 miles
Happy Mother’s Day! With some funny weather coming through, I wasn’t able to get out until after the sun came up…which meant that I was going to be dealing with the sun/heat today. After a few miles, I decided to run on the linear trail. The gravel/ground would feel better than the concrete…and I don’t typically get to run this route. The hubs and little man called me while I was out and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day and it really made me happy to hear their happy voices! The run was far from perfect, but I found some pep in my step (the mid-run Run Gum probably) around mile 12 and the last few miles felt great even though my HR was higher than I would have liked.
I have been testing the new Coros PACE multisport watch this week and I have found that it has performed flawlessly, felt great on my wrist, and kept me well informed with different running metrics. Check it out today!
Weekly Miles : 54 miles
HHR mini cycle : 146 miles
100m Training Miles : 146 miles
Annual Miles : 794 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
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How did your training week go? What are you training for?