Well, I did it. I ran 3 miles in 33 minutes and change — goal met. I ran in full sun with a slight breeze, but with warmth and humidity that put the temperature “real feel” around 80 something.
Then I cried like a baby on my porch. My body was drenched from head to toe like I had just climbed out of the pool and I just “enjoyed” the breeze while wondering how much more of this warm weather running I can take.
Folks I don’t mind sharing, in fact I need to share, I feel like I’ve hit a 13.1 training wall. We’ve had a fairly beautiful summer, but I’m so sick of running in the warm temperatures that it’s making me dread my 10-mile run tomorrow. I know there are folks that run in much warmer temperatures, but I just don’t do so well.
This may be part and parcel with the fact that this week just hasn’t been the best with eating either. We’ve had two end-of-summer parties that were a lot of fun for my kids, but included late nights and sleepovers, which leads to less sleep, which lead to not getting my 4-6 mile run in yesterday because I had to get some sleep, which is now leading to dreading my long run. I did the elliptical instead yesterday, so I wasn’t exactly lazy, but I’ve eaten too much junk this week.
I will say the good news is I have nothing scheduled tonight except to get to bed early so I can get out earlier for my run tomorrow. Today I will carb load a bit, hydrate well all day and get my rest. I can’t say I’ll be great, but I know I will live.
There is no quitting, but I want to enjoy my race. So, I have one request…please, dear Lord, let the weather be cooler in a month.
The weather will cool! And you will rock that race 😀
Is it possible that you could get up and start running pre-dawn to beat the heat? It's just no fun in the heat. I push my rides early in the day and just shuffle the schedule around.
Those walls in a training plan suck when you hit them. You can push through it. It's just an imaginary wall 😀
I could get up earlier, and a lot of people do, but that just doesn't happen well if I don't make a point to; especially in the summer with teenagers. I can't bring myself to go to bed while they are still up.
The race begins at 7:00, so I also like the thought of running at that time so that I'm used to whatever weather comes. If it's cooler on race day, then it'll be an extra bonus.
Thank you for the encouragement! It IS just an imaginary wall… 🙂