I sort of feel like I didn’t train as hard (or maybe that’s just as long) for this half and yet I feel totally prepared at the same time. And I’m still recovering from runs with all the sweets — which may or may not be a wise decision.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 20 minutes swimming, YFPR Knees & Hips
- Tuesday: 6 miles (4 @ tempo), PB Kettlebells (38 minutes), YFR Foundation
- Wednesday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, Pilates Stretch
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 5 miles Reverse Ladder Speed Intervals TM, Iron Strength Abbreviated
- Friday: Dogwalk
- Saturday: 10 mile even hotter, more humid miles than last week’s long run, PB Core & Glutes (25 min)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Cooling off in a friend’s pool
Mileage: 25 (-4)
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Why did it feel so hard to get my legs moving — it was perfect running weather! Cool and low humidity and a nicely shaded path. Yet I struggled to hit my paces. The first two intervals were close, although I could’ve sworn mile three was faster than mile two but it wasn’t. Then mile four was way too fast, and mile five was about perfect. Just call me Goldilocks.
I ran fasted again. I felt so slow, but it was a normal pace and negative splits, too. Maybe because Bandit didn’t want to run. I came back to pick him up, and he just looked at me like “you want me to do what?”. The minute I asked him if he wanted to go for a walk, later, he was all over that.
Oh so humid. Chance of thunderstorms (they didn’t materialize). An afternoon run. Looking forward to getting back to my normal-ish running routine next week and no more three days in a row. Yes, I took it to the treadmill. I was seriously in no mood to tackle the mugginess outside. I’ll have enough of that on my long run Saturday!
Despite the dire heat advisory warnings, this 10 mile run was actually faster than my 10 miler 2 weeks ago. By four seconds, LOL. I am still shaking my head over the fact that I ran 10 miles in almost exactly the same amount of time two weeks apart.
This time I got out there pretty early and either I was dressed right (probably) or I just had the right frame of mind because it really didn’t seem that bad. I am looking forward to those low dew points in Boise . . .
Favorites of the week
This brownie. Thank you, Baking You Crazy. It may have been the highlight of my week, which is saying something about my week.
The Enduro Balls won out — very tasty, relatively easy to take on the run and to travel with, and worked well on my long run. Mr. Judy liked the Power Cookies as just a cookie, and I liked them too, but on the run the Enduro Balls won out.
Blog posts that caught my eye this week:
- Nugo Bar Review
- Tips for Successful Summer Marathon Training
- Run Solo or in a Group?
- Weeknight Meals for Runners
- Tips for a Stronger Core
Let’s get the conversation started:
Ever run the same distances in the same time (without trying to)?
Do you a go-to for post run breakfasts?
What was the highlight of your week?