88 degree long run and it is only going to get worse this summer. I mean I know summer running is UGLY, but I think I block part of it out during the winter. This was a particularly tough one for me. I felt like I was crawling even though I was only about a minute slower than my winter pace - I seriously felt like I could have walked faster. On top of that summer running is really mental for me - the whole time my head says - STOP! This one was particularly tough, and it was so hard to keep pushing through, but I am so proud that I did. 8 miles done. Now time for a cold shower.
Yesterday - tempo run. Today - 3.5 mile walk with my mom & her pup. Tomorrow - long run.
Red, hot, sweaty mess... but super happy. After like 10 days sick I am finally back to it and what a way to come back - nailed my tempo run tonight. 2 easy, 2.5 tempo, 1 easy - 5.5 total And I won't lie there are times during these runs when negative thoughts creep in. Like, tempo pace, hahaha, this was your easy pace before you got sick. You used to be so much faster. But, you cannot let these thoughts get you down. Push them to the side and remember that you'll make it to your goals and/or get back to where you were. Focus on the baby steps and the small victories - for me that meant being really proud every time I hit a mile at the right tempo pace tonight.
Unless your running coach tells you not too - then follow the training plan. Hehehehe ;)
Someone just turned 6 months - 1 more month until I meet this cutie for the first time. I cannot wait. I love being an aunt and I hate that I haven't met her yet.
So close - My summer will be spent Chicago marathon training in the morning and working on some big run coaching projects every afternoon/evening. So excited. Last day is June 7.
Seriously. Sitting here doing run plans for clients and putting my workout/run schedule for next week in my planner. Who else failed the mile run as a kid and fell in love with running as an adult?