Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hi, June (WW # 96)



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M - Water Skied  3 x 20 Minutes
T  -  Ran 4 [Easy Progressive]
W -  Swam 30 Minutes
T  -  Ran 5 [Progressive]
F  -  Rest
S  -  Ran 8 [Slow]
S  -  Rest


Monday's holiday started off with another trip to the lake.  The weather wasn't the best, but I had fun slalom skiing a second day in a row.  We made a pit stop at a favorite Mexican restaurant on the way home where anything covered with sour cream hit the spot.  I have to admit the upper body DOMS was significant for a few days, as always.
 



I decided to practice my dog paddling again Wednesday night (for an upcoming Tri I may do).  It was so pretty and peaceful to swim with the bright crescent moon and pine trees hanging over my head.  The fireflies were flickering and the crickets were singing.  The dog incessantly hacking up a bone...not so peaceful.  I was in a hurry and must have set something wrong because my heart rate sensor recorded an average heart rate of 44 on two different apps.  I think if my HR was 44, I'd be floating face down.



This best run of the week...and it was far from great.


Saturday morning's long run was as steamy as it gets.  I could feel the heat rising from everyone's dewy lawn (where is the next driveway?).  I'm trying hard not to be whiny about it.  I live in the deep South.  I get it.  But the simple fact is -- I can't breathe in it.  Being unable to breathe sort of takes the fun out of running.  So after the Utah Valley Half, I plan to decrease my running miles and increase my cycling miles.  I did this last year and it worked well for me.  It also set me up for productive fall marathon training.

I started thinking about this at mile 2 of 8.

So, I'm off to Utah in a few days where I hope to enjoy pathetically low, rock-bottom humidity and a wonderfully scenic downhill course.   If you are going to be there -- and I don't already know it -- please give me a shout.


And that's a wrap!


What adjustments will you make for summer?

What do you consider the best food after a fun but strenuous activity?
 




41 comments:

  1. I will forever love your jumping in the pool shots! :-) I have such race runvy for not being able to be in Utah next weekend, but we do have something pretty huge to celebrate! :-)

    Thanks for the linkup!

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  2. Great approach for dealing with summer weather, and nice that it's a good foundation for fall training. Good luck and have fun in Utah! I wish I could have joined you, but it didn't work out for my schedule this year.

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  3. Love, love, love your skiing photo - it looks like so much fun! I think that all long runs outside in the heat should end with a dip in the pool!

    I hope that you have an awesome time in Utah - I can't wait to follow along on social media!

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  4. I love that picture of you jumping in the pool! It is such a great shot! Your water skiing pics are on point too. So much fun!

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  5. Oh how I wish I had a pool after yesterday's run! I struggled a good bit and had to stop and catch my breath. I'm starting to rethink that 1000 mile goal for the year. I would like to cut back on mileage like you. I hope you have a wonderful time in Utah and a great race!

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  6. My run on Friday was very hot so I don't know how I'm going to handle it for the rest of the summer. Running in the heat use to not bother me but I think the older I get the more it does! Have fun in Utah! -M

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  7. What marathon did you decide on for fall?

    I cannot wait to go waterskiing with you! Is it still cold that you have to wear a wetsuit? My husband says it looks nice!

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  8. Your summer training plan sounds smart! Have a great time at your race in Utah!

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  9. Love the photo of you jumping into the pool! Hope you have a blast in Utah sounds like it is the place to be

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  10. I love seeing your pictures of you jumping in the pool!

    Which marathon will you be doing?

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  11. While I hate winter, I do like running in the summer and enjoying the not-so-hot summer months up here in Cleveland. It does get humid and hot, but we have a few weeks for that. I'm not used to running in 70 degrees yet - that's too hot fro me right now :) My post-run eats depend on the weather. If it's hot and humid, I love fresh fruit - watermelon, pineapple, etc.
    Enjoy Utah and hope you have some good runs!

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  12. You make wake boarding look easy - I went tubing this weekend and it was so refreshing! I definitely have to run earlier in the day with this summer heat. I'm not a morning runner but it's the only way.

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  13. I'll be inside a lot during the summer, but I want to work on my cadence, and need to get the rhythm in my head. I think setting the speed on the treadmill should help, and hopefully it'll be in my brain when I start training again. Not having to think about cadence would be nice.

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  14. We are trying to talk our friends into buying a pool - it would be so nice to jump in after our long runs (which aren't all that long, thank you heat and humidity) and since we meet at their house, the pool would be awesome. Jealous of yours, that's for sure!

    Enjoy Utah and that low humidity. Oh, and the race. ;)

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  15. Well, obviously we're on the same page regarding the summer, humidity and dialing back the mileage. It's just plain suffocating down here.

    You look like a pro on the slolam! ....and that pool shot is a classic!

    See you in just a few! :)

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  16. I long to be suspended in cannonball form right now. We've got the heat/humidity up here and it's hell to run in, as you know. This training for Berlin should be interesting. Hooray for waterskiing! And UTAH!!

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  17. I think it's so cool you waterski! I remember it being hard to get up the first time. I haven't went in a long time. Safe travels to Utah! Looking forward to hearing about it!

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  18. I wish the summer weather would get here. I need to be out on the water!

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  19. It doesn't get too hot here but I do trend get out for my long runs earlier in the morning over the summer and choose shady routes if possible.

    My treat food after my long weekend runs is a full veggie breakfast or on a really hot day ice cream!

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  20. Although basically our weather has been disgusting lately, I just laugh when the locals complain about humidity. They have no clue.

    Yesterday was in the 90s but you'd barely know it with that nice low dew point. :)

    Ramping down your running in the summer totally makes sense.

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  21. Utah Valley and low low humidity here we come! Just think how good our hair is going to look! :-) Great week for you! I am looking forward to fewer miles myself and working on speed and cross training. and a little floating in the pool! See you soon! and thank you for the link up opportunity! Love it!

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  22. You had me at low humidity! I haven't been water skiing in years! The pool is the perfect way to cool down! I just end up getting up earlier and doing more quality workouts on the treadmill during the summer.

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  23. I love the pictures of you jumping into the pool after your long run!! it feels so perfect!!

    I run earlier in the summer, and preferably in places with shade, the shade makes all the difference.

    Thank you for hosting!

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  24. The heat hasn't even started here yet! Well it comes and goes but isn't sticking around so when it hits us in the coming weeks I'll be adjusting my running. Run early or late in the day and try to avoid mid day running in the heat.
    Love that photo of you jumping in the pool!

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  25. Sounds like a good week! Love that you water ski! You make it look so easy! Enjoy Utah! Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

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  26. I would love to have some sunshine. The water in our lake is about 50 degrees. I may not go in until August at this rate.

    That pool looks awesome after a hot humid run.

    Have fun in Utah!

    Can't wait for Nov for a #holottafun

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  27. I haven't water skiied in a long time... that looks like so much fun! Best of luck at the Utah downhill race! I was considering it but am glad I didn't sign up as I"m now semi-injured. Can't wait to hear about it!

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  28. Just thinking about the nice cool refreshing pool after a hot run would make it somewhat better!
    A place with low humidity? Does this really exist lol.
    Adjustments are visiting for the summer whether I like it or not. I struggle to even get in the 10 minute mile range. Oh well I keep reminding myself this is my "off" period and I need to enjoy it. Speed work and drills will come soon enough to prepare me for the fall races!

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  29. WHAT? You like to breathe when you run? What's the fun in that?! I absolutely LOVE that cannonball pic - how fun! I'm making some new adjustments this summer - I'm going to try running to work (instead of home from) - it will just take a bit of planning in advance to drop everything off at work the day before.

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  30. I am jealous of all your lake time!!! Of course I love all the pictures you post!! Summer time in SC means adjusting your race time to expectations, lol!! I use humidity/heat training to get my lungs strong for the fall!!
    I do hope you have a good week ahead. Safe travels to Utah!! Enjoy being able to breathe 🙂🙂

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  31. That's a great water skiing photo! Have fun in Utah and the low humidity :)

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  32. I'm so excited to hear about Utah! You guys are gonna have a blast.

    Your swim sounds lovely. Except the dog part. But the fireflies and moon -- beautiful!

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  33. I hope you have a wonderful time in Utah! I agree that this is the time of year to be on the water somewhere or in a pool, or taking a vacation to a cooler climate. It is very hard to run this time of year in the deep south, and especially any quality running like a workout or progressive run. I hope you have a wonderful time in Utah!

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  34. I so wish that I could run the Utah Valley Marathon this year, I hope you have a wonderful time!! Great job on your workouts!

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  35. Have fun in Utah! I would imagine jumping in the pool would feel wonderful after a hot sticky run.

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  36. I'm looking forward to a "low-maintenance" summer, regarding training. I like the flexibility of just running when (as far or short) as I want to. Of course, I do have a bit of "when's-the-next-race" hysteria washing over me....

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  37. I always love your pool pics! That just looks like such a great way to cool off after a hot run! Good luck in your race!

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  38. You look so awesome water skiing;)
    I am having FOMO!!!I hope you have a wonderful race. Enjoy that rock bottom humidity! I'll be rooting for ya!

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  39. Love that cannonball shot :) Enjoy Utah - I'm so bummed I couldn't make my schedule work this race! You all are going to have a ball!

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  40. Yes, humidity and heat in the south is awful - it's so hard to breathe and I agree, that really just sucks the fun right out of it. I love all of your lake and pool pictures, though! At least we have beaches and lakes to get some relief!

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  41. My summer adjustment is more early morning running and more POOL TIME! This pregnancy is my first to last the entire summer so my goal is to keep the kids and myself cool. Our humidity doesn't compare to yours but it sure bugs me when paired with the 80 degree temps. Just like the cold, each season my body needs to readjust again!

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