Hi all!! I am back with my end of the week review and my marathon training workouts. I know I didn’t do a weekly review last Saturday, but we were out-of-town. After my first 3 weeks of training I had to re-evaluate my runs because I was not doing all my scheduled runs. I was missing too many runs during the middle of the week and I knew I couldn’t just rely on my one long run on Sundays. I was doing my runs in the early mornings because of my hubby’s work schedule, but now he is back to normal hours so I am able to have a choice of what time of day I run. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try a run in the evening after dinner and before it gets dark. I have been doing my weekday runs in the evening for 2 weeks now and haven’t missed a run. I am glad I made the switch. I still have my long runs on Sundays in the early morning because that is the only way to beat the heat for my double-digit runs I have.
Yesterday, I had to run 5 miles and decided to go out for my run a little earlier than normal at around 3:30 (when it is the hottest time of day) in the afternoon, when it was about 90 degrees out. I figured it is only 5 miles, how bad could it be? Well, it was the most miserable 5 miles of my life. The first 3 miles were, actually, not that bad since it was a gradual downhill and the wind was in my face. The last 2 miles when I changed direction, with no wind and the sun shining directly on me, I instantly felt my head pounding and the intense heat from the sun, which really slowed me down. Fortunately, when I got back from my run I still had a Power Ice popsicle from my StrideBox left, it really hit the spot after a very hot run. Needless to say, I learned my lesson, and will never be running in the afternoon again (or at least during the summer). I thought I was doing myself a favor by getting my run done early for the day, I guess not.
full marathon training workouts:
Sun June 2: 10 mile run (total: 1:35.32 / 9:33 mil / 158 bpm)
Mon. June 3: 1 hour circuit class
Tues. June 4: 5.10 mile run (total: 47:15.74 / 9:15 mil / 160 bpm) + 1 hr interval training
Wed. June 5: 3 mile run (total: 27:24.29 / 9:08 mil / 156 bpm) + 1 hr interval training
Thurs. June 6: 1 hr Stroller Barre
Fri. June 7: Rest/travel day
Sat. June 8: Rest
Sun. June 9: 5 mile run (total: 47:42.36 / 9:32 mil / 151 bpm) (Sacramento, CA)
Mon. June 10: Rest/travel day
Tues. June 11: 2 mile run (total: 17:40.59 / 8:49 mil / 150 bpm) + 1 hr interval training
Wed. June 12: Rest day
Thurs. June 13: 1 hr interval training
Fri. June 14: 5 mile run (total: 48:02.36 / 9:36 mil / 157 bpm) + 1 hr interval training
This week has been a long week. It started with visiting relatives up in Sacramento.
While in Sacramento, we went to the Sacramento Zoo, where Z had a blast. It was the perfect size for Z to be able to walk, pretty much, the whole Zoo. He was very aware of the animals and was trying to talk to them.
Z was a busy guy last weekend.
We took him to a local park, so he could get out some energy out. I do want to add last Saturday in Sacramento when we went to the park at 9 in the morning it was already 88 degrees. I think it was about 108 that day. HOT! HOT! HOT!
Z even mowed my Aunt’s front lawn for her. 🙂
We also stopped at Anderson’s Pea Soup Restaurant (Santa Nuella, CA) along the way and it was pretty windy, but I think Z really enjoyed the wind blowing in his hair. This is one of my favorite pictures of the trip!
I am off to go make some homemade pretzels and pizza dough for Father’s Day tomorrow!! I will post recipes soon!
What is the hottest temperature you have run in? I can’t remember the exact temperature, but recently yesterday’s run was the hottest (at 90).
What time of day do you like to run or have to run? I actually enjoy running in the early morning just as the sun is peaking up, but my body enjoys the evening runs.