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.
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.
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….
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!
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!!