This week went pretty well for KC training. While our summer is quite mild by Texas standards, the humidity is crazy high…like 90% + in the early mornings. While I’ve adapted and can deal with it, I am definitely slower. I pretty much type this every summer….so no surprises. Ok, here goes:
Saturday: This run was great! I did a very mentally challenging runs of loops in my neighborhood with a midway stop for water refill in front of my house. I dashed in for the bathroom and nothing like smelling fresh coffee brewing when I had at least 6 more miles to go. But I made it back out for 13.2, and kept my head in the game the whole time. A victory.
Sunday: I met my friend Meghan for 7 miles in her neighborhood which is hilly. We ran pretty easy, but I’m counting it as a hill run.
Monday: I don’t even remember what I did, so it must have been pretty standard. Probably 6 easy miles.
Tuesday: I am super proud of myself for this one. 7 miles, 91% humidity and hill repeats of big, giant hills. Fireoak Dr. if anyone knows the area. I hate running over to the hilly area in the dark, because it is just pitch black for awhile, but I sucked it up and did it. Full yoga class that night where I still feel my hamstring strain, but every week it’s a little better.
Wednesday: I was super sore…more so from yoga! Man, I am such a wimp. 6.5 miles easy in the neighborhood.
Thursday: Treadmill progression run. I do the first mile at 10/ min pace…which feels faster on the treadmill and cut the time down each mile. My plan was 7 miles but I had a couple mishaps with my ipad falling off and knocking out the safety key…which resets everything. I also try to look at the mileage as little as possible, so I don’t mentally implode and just change my pace every 10 minutes. So I really have no idea the total mileage. I’m calling it 6.5.
Friday: My usual morning walk, or yoga or short bike spin. Gearing up for the weekend.
I have running partners Saturday and Sunday! This is unheard of. A long run with a partner the whole way. I don’t remember the last time that happened….seriously. My goal in the next couple weeks is to really start getting those long runs up and start getting an 8 miler during the week. This is all quite challenging, but I am still in the early, highly motivated stages of marathon training. There are some challenges coming up with being out of town and I will have to do a long run on the treadmill pretty soon…but bring it, I am so excited for KC!