I’m so happy to report that I had yet another successful and productive week of training this past week. Despite the high heat and humidity, including a couple of days that included Air Quality Alerts from the National Weather Service, I refused to use the heat and humidity as an excuse for getting my workouts in.
On Saturday I had yet another super hot and quite humid long run. For the past couple of weeks its been close to 100% humidity early in the morning. Sadly, as the humidity has gone down throughout the morning, the temperature has gone up. Because I find it quite difficult to breathe while running in 100% humidity, I’ve been opting to delay my weekend long runs until mid morning. Although its already been in the low to mid 80s when I’ve left the house for my run, the slightly lower humidity has made it so much easier to breathe while running. I know that this approach doesn’t work for everybody, but it seems to be what’s working best for me.
I’m so proud of the fact that this week’s long run was a mile longer than last week’s and that I ran at a pace that was 14 sec/mile faster than last week’s long run. I felt so accomplished when I finished my seven mile run Saturday morning!
Despite how productive this past week was, I know that this week is going to be a challenge. Its the last full week of school, and on top of that graduation doesn’t start until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, which is going to make for a very long day on Wednesday. But I’m going to put my best foot forward this week, and try to be as successful with my training as I was this past week.
Mon 6/8 – Rest day
Tues 6/9 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.38 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Wed 6/10 – 1.96 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Thurs 6/11 – 3.15 mile run on the treadmill, 0.37 mile cool down walk, glutes, abs, arms
Fri 6/12 – Rest day
Sat 6/13 – 7.02 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.55 mile cool down walk
Sun 6/14 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.53 miles (1.98 miles less than week 5)
Total RnRVB Mileage – 82.00 miles
QOTD: Do you prefer to run in 100% humidity, or with the temperature warmer than cooler?