Goal Miles 80
Actual Miles 78
I skipped a few miles this week on Thursday. It was TOO DANG HOT and I just wasn't feeling it. Took everything fairly easy this week because I just felt like it. With a half marathon coming up on Monday I didn't want to go crazy with the miles AND intensity.
Monday 12.95 easy
Tuesday 13.03 easy
Wednesday 16.09 with 12 miles of 1 mile hard/1 mile easy
Thursday 10.21 easy, yikes was it humid. Acquired a new friend this day that has left a giant open sore on my heel that has shed quite a bit of blood in the past few days.
Friday 13.01 easy, celebrated my last day of work for corporate America
Saturday 12.33 easy
You would think that after training for somewhere around 6 weeks in crazy humid temps that I would feel normal when the waves of humidity come and go, but I don't. There was a break in the damp heavy air for a couple of weeks here and then all of the sudden it came back, with a vengeance. Thursday through Saturday I thought that the weather was out to kill me. Saturday I begun to get so dehydrated towards the end of my run that I was feeling rather shaky and lost nearly 6 lbs of water weight, which I think is a little excessive for someone of my size on a run just shy of 13 miles.
Overall I feel prepped and ready to kick some boo-tay on Monday at my half. I would like a PR and to place in the top 3 women at this small trail race, but it is a trail race and I am a city runner, so we shall see how it goes...
Help me out here, do you lose a lot of water weight on hot long runs? Or am I a freak of nature?