Mon 7/22 – rest
Tues 7/23 – 4 mi / 37 min
An I don’t want to but I’ll do it because I have to run turned into a great tempo run.
80F and less humid than its been (so only 60% or so)
The lower temp and humidity really helped me keep the pace up (as did the rapidly approaching darkness from procrastinating too long + my irrational fear of the dark…but never mind…)
Ran hard and felt good…both a pleasant surprise and a small miracle.
Wed 7/24 – cross – 10 mi bike / a while
Went biking with one of my new friends out on some country roads just north of town. It was a very pretty ride and relaxing while also being a nice opportunity to get the muscles warmed up and moving.
Mid 70s (P.S where the hell did the summer go?!?!) and less humid.
Thurs 7/25 – 7.5 mi / 1:09 min
Very good. Didn’t feel like a real speed work out when I started (…a long crappy day at work…as hard as that is to imagine…), but got going and was in a grove within the first mile and felt like pushing it. Right leg tightened up a bit at the end, but overall felt very good – lungs and legs. The rolling hills were fun and the right amount of work.
Much lower temp (69F) and cloudy felt great (still 77% humidity)
Took 206 out of town for 3.5 and then turned around and came back. Not what I had planned to do, but I got the miles in and really, it wouldn’t be true to form for me to get a new route right the first time. The route was pretty and there was enough of a shoulder most of the way. But, there were enough areas where it narrowed and was also swerving and hilly that I don’t think I should make this a regular route.
Fri 7/26 – rest
Sat 7/27 – 11 mi (first 5.5 mi / 53 min, second 5.5 mi / who knows and who cares because I was too busy talking with friends 🙂
Had an awesome Saturday planned with friends so in anticipation of the aftermath on Sunday, I got my long run in on Saturday. I did the first 5.5 solo, out and back from town and then did the second half with my awesome MN-relocated-to-the-east-coast running crew: Drs. Hills and Dr. Sami. We ran and blabbered and sweat our asses off and had a great time.
It felt damn warm: ~80F and sunny.
Overall felt very good. The first half was faster and the second half was a lot of yappy fun. A great way to spend Saturday morning.
Sun 7/28 – rest + foam roll
(Please see Saturday post, will get the miles in on Monday.)
Total mileage =22.5 mi
Not bad. It would’ve been nice to get the 5 miler in on Sunday, but c’est la vie. The week’s runs all felt good and I got in a bonus bike ride and a kick ass Saturday. Week 2 was a winner 🙂
Threads – running, skirts, shorty socks and Mizunos (Wave Creation 11s for the trails AND the Wave Elixer 6s) for the roads