Goal Miles 71
Actual Miles 71
Last week I got a little crazy and did week 7 recap when it was really week 6...so this is now the REAL WEEK 7 recap
9.49 miles easy at 7:47 pace
12.01 miles easy at 7:35 pace
It was just too dang hot this day, couldn't bring myself to brave the heat wave.
10 miles on the mill
I hate the treadmill, it bores me to death. But if I had to choose a lifetime without running or a lifetime with runs only I the treadmill, I would take the machine of death...but only if my life depended on it.
Miss my tribute to the good ole machine? You can catch it here.
12.05 easy miles at 7:44 pace
Wanted to get in my long run for the week here, but didn't. Making attempts to fight the heat wave here in Chicago has left my legs feeling exhausted.
11.16 easy miles
Again thought that I could get in my long run here, but didn't.
Apparently some of you have never heard of monkey bread, and I'm speechless. If you've yet to try this little gift from heaven you can catch the recipe here from Pillsbury's website. My only suggestion is to hold the raisins, and cook for 45 minutes.
5 am alarm goes off, I roll over and go back to bed until 7:15. Get ready to head out the door for my 16 miler and it starts lightening. Boo. So I decided to instead fuel up on monkey bread and fruit until the storm calmed. When I headed out it was still raining and lightly lightening, and the temp was perfect. Legs took about 5 miles to shake out. Decided to run progressively, started at 8 pace then worked my way down from there. Last 8 miles were MP or faster, with 4 of those mile sub 7.
I think that the mocha flavored Clif Gu should be illegal, for me it is like speed. My body loves it, and I don't know why.
Week 8 Goals
56 miles. This week is a mileage cutback week, which is well deserved.
Speed. Speed. Speed. I couldn't bring myself to do it this week. With the weather being what it was, I opted for all easy runs because I knew that speed sessions would just be crap runs for me. With high heat and humidity the core temp of the body is raised and blood volume is effected decreased, meaning that the body is working extra hard to cool itself with less available fuels. One week of modified workouts isn't going to kill me, but pressing the body beyond its limits may.
Stretching. Back in the beginning of July I noted that I need to pay more attention to my stretching routine, well I haven't been paying tribute to that very well. The legs are feelin it this week. Stretching+foam rolling=a happy lady, just need to keep reminding myself of this.
If you do not own the trigger point foam roller,
you must be living under a rock,
you need to get into the 21st century and hook yourself up with one,
your muscles will thank you.
Positivity. Nothing is permanent, times of trial will pass and life will go on.