I need a huge kick in the butt people. This week (Week 3 for those counting) of my half training started out really well. Tuesday called for a 3.5 mile run. I did that, but also did some walking with one of my bosses. It was his first day back after quite a few months off, and he was struggling, so I walked with him until he finished. (Sidenote: who picks a day with a heat index of over 110 degrees to start walking after months of nothing?) So, the total mileage was 4.26 miles in the scortching sun. I was super proud of myself. :)
Wednesday was an optional 2 mile run. Being the overachiever that I am (sarcasm people...it doesn't convey well on these here internets), I got in 2.79 miles and the last part of that was some sprints. I am super proud of them. 6:30, 5:40, and 6:25. You know, if I wasn't so lazy, I probably could run a much faster 5K than I actually do.
Thursday called for another 3.5, but I spent all day teaching safety classes and was spent. So, nothing there. :( However, Friday night, I did 3.68 and felt awesome. I had some stretches in there where I comfortably maintained a pace of 8:30 (just not for super long periods of time). It's soooo hot that I have to mix in more walking than I would like (97 degrees when I went out Friday).
My next run was scheduled for yesterday. It was to be a 5 mile run. However, Saturday night I went and bought some Clif mini bars and Gu Chomps, and some other things (look for my review soon) to try out. I ate a Clif bar as a snack about 2 hours before I was going to leave the house. I was going to have to get the run in a few hours before I really wanted to due to not having a kid-sitter and about 30 minutes before the run, my stomach started to protest the Clif bar. I still got out there, but I didn't make it far. The bar + the heat = not a good combo.
Not a super big deal though. I read a book (The late, lamented Molly Marx...loved it!!!) and snuggled with my babies. I'm going to attempt that 5 mile run tomorrow at lunch. I have a new running buddy who is supposed to meet me for a run tomorrow. So, maybe he'll be up for it. I'm a little intimidated. He has done Ironman's in the past and I think he's a pretty fast runner. I guess I can always tell him to leave me. :)
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Have a great week!