My “9” key is on the fritz so I am glad to almost be out of the 900s, but this entry will be rough because there will be lots of 9s.
I have lots to catch up on.
Friday, I ended up leaving work early, and got in 6 miles in Toms River. It was over 90 degrees and very terrible, but I ended up doing the first 5 in 41:10, and then a cool down. I had to stop a few times due to the heat, and that is not great but it was a decent workout.
Saturday I felt terrible and was rushed and only made it 3 miles. I woke up early to do 8 miles, but Ti and I realized we couldn’t run at the same time because one of us had to watch the dog, so Ti left first, and it was my plan to meet her at the beach after she finished her long run. I got a call about 45 minutes later from Ti that she fell, and we ended up having to go to the emergency room for her to get 8 stitches in her chin. We got out of there at like 1pm, and I hadn’t eaten anything all day, so I inhaled a Wawa sub, and then I just felt like garbage. I eventually went out to run but it was 90 something degrees and I felt bloated and had to get ready to go out to dinner for my birthday, so I just cut it short.
Sunday, I took off. We went to the beach in the morning and I didn’t get back to JC until like 5, and then I ended up walking like 3 miles to pick up dinner and the day just got away from me.
Last night I did 6, the middle 4 of which were in 35 minutes, and it involved some hills. I had to stop midway because I was incredibly out of breath, which is generally not good. It was stupid hot and I was running on hills but I was just uncomfortable. My plan was to only do 5 but I wanted to do an extra mile to start to make up for the 5 I missed on Saturday.
Tonight, I did another 6, the first 5 of which were in 42:30, but it was negative splits the whole way as I started in about 9:15, then did an 8:45, an 8:30, an 8:20, and finished in a 7:40. It was somewhere in the low 90s and it was not great, but there was a decent breeze going on.
Now, all of that is good, but I still haven’t done my 12 miler from Sunday. I promised myself I wouldn’t do this to myself again, running long runs in the middle of the week, but I am hoping this is a one time exception. The good news is that once I get that out of the way I’ve only “missed” 4 miles, and I have a very conversative plan to make that up by doing 2 extra next week, and then maybe tacking 1 mile onto the next 2 weeks. It looks like the heat might taper off soon, so I am looking forward to that.
Alright, see you tomorrow for 12.