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I had this week scheduled as my peak for marathon training. Unfortunately, it came during a time we were experiencing record early heat. It was well over 90 degrees every day. After running 18 miles in the heat last weekend, I just couldn't wrap my head around doing it again. I fretted. I whined. I was cranky. Very Cranky.
Tuesday evening, I cycled indoors in the much appreciated air conditioning. 70 minutes was also a peak for cardio cross training. Since I was cycling one day earlier than usual, I couldn't enjoy my usual Survivor diversion and chose a couple episodes of Roseanne instead. It's hard to believe that show was brought back after 30 years.
|Because pics on the mag trainer get boring...|
Wednesday I ran my peak mid-week marathon race pace run of 11 miles. It was very warm so this run felt harder than all of my other MRP runs. I checked and re-checked my weather apps still worrying about my weekend long run.
Finally, I made the decision to get up crazy early on the coolest overnight I could see we were going to have any time soon; 66 degrees with 85% humidity and no wind -- before daylight. I set my alarm for 3:55. After a quick breakfast of watermelon yogurt and a few vanilla wafers, I hit the pavement Friday morning at 4:15. Just in case you are interested, I consumed 40 ounces of Tailwind, 16 ounces of water, 1/2 of a banana, 2 GU and 1 salt capsule during my run.
|Why not add in some elevation?|
Giving in to a I-might-as-well-make-it-even-tougher urge, I ran my hilliest route. After all, I still need all the downhills I can find. The dark miles were actually not too bad; having me wish I'd started earlier. Once the sun was up, it was tough. I've never been so happy to have a 20 mile run behind me!
|IT IS DONE! Now...off to work.|
I did very little Saturday except for holding down a pool float as we celebrated Mother's Day in our back yard. Sunday morning I enjoyed a short, hot 7.4 mile run before road-tripping to the in-laws. I can only hope for some chilly mountain air on race day!
|These yummy hand dipped strawberries were |
waiting after my Mother's Day run.
Total Run Miles = 38.4
Total Cycle Miles = 23.3
My sweet Mom has been gone 10 years. Hug your Mom if you have the chance!