Mileage Recap for week ending September 7th

I would have loved to be able to finish this post and have it go up for Monday but time on Sunday got away from me in the form of naps, homemade veggie soup made 100% with veggies from our garden (kale, tomatoes, scallions, zucchini, peppers, spices, carrots, and I’m sure I’m forgetting other stuff), and an awesome lunch date at my FAVORITE deli on the planet. (Borelli’s Deli in Methuen MA) This bad blogger took not one picture of my Sunday Fun day, but I assure you that it was fun, relaxing, and just what the doctor ordered.

Last week’s running was just “meh”. I did it. It’s done. I didn’t overwhelmingly love it. I truly think it was because of extreme heat. Usually, when it is high 90’s-it’s July or early August. It’s not really blazingly hot when it’s September. It was weird. I think our bodies acclimate with the weather changes, and once a season starts doing something out of character it throws us all off. My body got used to mild humidity and cooler temps for the month of August, and then WHAM! September hits and its hotter than the sun outside!

Monday Sept 1st – 7 miles total. I did 400s at the track. I didn’t love my paces. It was only 8 am but the heat index was already crazy high. My face felt like it was going to pop right off of my body and it was exhausting to do them in weather that hot.
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Tuesday-8.41 miles. Because I wasn’t happy with my speed day I thought it would be fun to throw in a tempo run on Tuesday. It wasn’t fun. I was only able to hit three miles at goal marathon pace of (7:30).. It was so hot, it was ridiculous.

Wednesday: off I did some ab work, arms videos, strength videos, but that’s it.

Thursday 11 miles total-3 on the treadmill, 8 miles outside with my running partner watching the sunrise.
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Friday: off.

Saturday:
Saturdays 20 miler left me spent. I honestly felt sick all day and night from the humidity. It wasn’t from dehydration-I think the lack of air quality just got to me. This run felt more like my first long run instead of my 1 millionth long run. The way I felt all night long was absolutely terrible. I had a stomachache that altered between nausea and heartburn…it wasn’t good. Blech. I never want to feel that way again.

I spent the night in my compression socks and watching Grease in my bed…Don’t judge me….

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Sunday: 7ish slow recovery miles that had to be done on an empty stomach because my belly was still fighting off the long run! I truly think I lost 5 lbs on Saturdays in sweat alone!

53.5 miles total

And these two❤️ they had a BFF cousin sleepover on Saturday. I always wanted a cousin my own age while growing up! They are the very best of friends and I loved hearing their little girl giggles all night!

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I’m hoping for a great running week this week to redeem my feelings about last week!

I hope the humidity is cooling down where you are!!

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30 thoughts on “Mileage Recap for week ending September 7th

  1. This week will be much better for you I just know it. Nothing like good old fashioned humidity to suck the life right out of you. Honestly down here as much a I dread the treadmill, I’ve actually cut my runs in half doing half indoors and the other half outside. I’m just trying to hang on for dear life until late October when things start to cool down for good here.

    • LOL, by late October we will be FREEZING here—I’m so jealous that you will be having nice weather around that time! I never mind humidity, but last week it was killer!
      I have noticed that I can half the time on my runs too when I do them on a humid day on a tmill-it can be so much quicker bc you’re not dying from lack of air!

  2. Sorry the weather was so crappy for you 😦 Feel better soon please!!

    My experience was the opposite: after three weekends of grossly humid and “meh” long runs, the humidity FINALLY cleared up this weekend and I had a great 18 miler in perfect weather. Our running group ran it on the course of our upcoming marathon, so it was great to preview the course too!

  3. Hey!!! Great job on your runs and workouts!! We all have off weeks, so the fact that you pushed through all of those miles is marvelous!! That shows how tough you are!! You’re awesome!! It has been a tiny bit better here (humidity-wise), but has been been pouring the last couple of days, soooo…yuck!! 🙂 🙂 Hope you have a great day!!

  4. Bravo! I was nearly dead from the humidity and made the epic decision to run 22 miles on Sunday instead of Saturday because I couldn’t possibly stand another humid, gaspy, shitty, soaking wet, stomach ache of a run. I feel you, Lady. Monday was a rest day and I’ve never looked forward to one as badly in my life. Come on cool temps!!!! 🙂

  5. Great work! It was SO hot last week…this week is SO much better. I bet you will feel 100x better and love running again! 🙂 I’m glad you had a such a great Sunday after not feeling well Saturday, its the worst to feel terrible all day after you run. And I am super jealous of your garden! We usually have one, but didn’t this year.

    Those girls look like they are having so much fun, I can hear cute little girly giggles just looking at the photo 😉

    Hope you have a great week!

    • I hit the track yesterday and it was like a whole different world! The air was perfect and I could BREATHE!! 🙂 THe garden is awesome but it’s a ton of work as you know! Every year we seem to downsize just a little bit more because its so much work!

      I bet your girls are just the best of friends too! I’m five yrs apart from my sis, but i always wanted to be closer in age when we were kiddos 🙂 Have a great day friend, I have to wb you on fb too, i’m also terrible on my phone!!!

  6. Great job getting through the week! It will make this week feel better.
    This humidity has got to go. I never expected it to be so humid in New York but I’m so over it. I hate to say it, but I’m ready for sweater weather…

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