This time of year something happens like clockwork. I struggle. LOL. IF your not out the door by 5-5:15 your in trouble. I always have harder times keeping pace and going the distance. This year is no different. No excuses just saying. 100+ temperatures and this week super muggy. It is hard during but the fall I benefit. So I am going to keep busting ass and getting work done. Here is this weeks work:
-Tuesday-Training run. 5 miles. Nothing to report. Moderate pace, nothing to brag about. Super muggy and the gnats are out, WIERD.
-Wednesday-Hills. The tribike and I are getting along quite well. I am climbing way better on it. I am feeling very strong on the bike. I just need to be able to have a good training ride.
-Thursday-Long run, since this is the end of a block and with other training scheduling issues I had to do a long run on thurs. Woke up early out the door for 8. Sully ran 5.5 and then I went the rest on my own. I am really liking the new shoes and I am happy to be able to run in neutral shoes.
-Saturday- With the buildup happening slow today was kind of a wildcard workout. My training partner was freaking out with the pumkinman ride into boulder city so we had to get it out of the way. The reason its anxiety provoking is its a climb. From boulder beach to what will be T2 is a 2,011 ft gain. That does not include the north route on lake/north shore roads. Its going to be fun. This was the sprint course. Since I would have about 10-20 min of down time waiting for the group to get there, I decided to improvise. Hill repeats. I did the big BC hill 3 times. I climbed strong. I loved it. The first one was 12 mph, the second 10.5 mph, and the third was 9.0 mph. I was definitely tired. But got some good work in for sure.
-Sunday (today)-Long run. This blocks long run was 10 miles. So this was a 23 mile calender week. Today was a pretty morning. Breezy, sprinkly, and muggy. I stopped a few times with sully. He needed a water break a few times. He also wanted to lay in some wet grass. Quality time. He only went 7 which matches his longest run. He pulled me the whole time. He didnt want to go home. He is an awesome running partner. I thought I might need some stability so I wore my old shoes. MISTAKE. heals hurt, toes hurt, and my blisters starting coming back. When I dropped Sully off, I changed shoes and it saved my run. Overall a good run. I was tired, hot, and muggy but I got it in. QUOTE:
“I believe in getting into hot water - it helps keep you clean.”
G. K. Chesterton
This heat training will pay off