Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Training Tuesday

Training for:

I hope I'm not jinxing myself here and I'm just going to say it, but last week was a pretty good running week. While I didn't get in as many miles as I had planned, I still ran 5 days.

Tues: 1 mile
Wed: 2 miles
Thurs: 4 miles
Fri: rest
Sat: 8.5 miles
Sun: rest
Mon: 2 miles

My weekdays weren't so great. I've learned by the suggestion of many (though trying I'm trying to ignore it) that if I want to have any hope of a decent pleasant run, I need to get out there early. At sunrise, it's already 80 degrees, but it tends to be the sun beating down on me that gets me, rather than just the heat. 

Saturday, we woke up early and got to our running spot about an hour after sunrise. There were a lot more runners (the smart ones, eh?) on the path already. I took a different path this time, which was both a curse and a blessing.

I got to see this view. If it wasn't so dang hot, this long straight path would have been great for sprints!

I only carry a smaller handheld water bottle with me because there are so many water fountains along the path. When I realized I only had a couple sips of water left, I went on the hunt for a water fountain. I thought I had seen one pretty close, in the opposite direction, but I decided to go for it anyway. Only there was no water fountain! Oh the humanity! I headed back and found water, but the excursion added some unnecessary mileage. 

The downside to running around a lake...

I discovered that 4 miles is right around when I find my happy pace. I think at that point, the heat gets to my brain and I start running on auto-pilot. Haha. :)

How was your week? Do you fall into your rhythm after so many miles?


  1. Awesome job with running 5 times last week! I hear you on the heat - it's insane!! The lake looks like a beautiful place to run! :)

    1. I just read your post on running in humidity- definitely going to use those tips!

  2. Nice job this week!! You are so right about the heat...running in the morning or evenings is definitely a necessity! Love that running path!

    1. I can't wait until I actually run around the whole lake! :)

  3. Great job on the runs! I love running near water. I think i'm resting a few more days before I run RnR VA beach this weekend!

    1. VA Beach sounds like such a fun race!