Last weeks training was nothing unusual or unique. Like most people, I’m grinding away. I am the first to tell you, I am not adjusting well to the heat. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, but paces that were once easy for me are far more than challenging. In fact, last weekend I ran my slowest 5k in almost a year, and I was working hard!
|Monday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 70 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Irish Festival 5k (20:25)|
|Sunday:||Easy 60 minutes|
As mentioned, there isn’t a lot to say about this week. I’ve just been summer grinding away. I know it won’t be a “fast” summer, but I am trying to stay as healthy as possible. Running PRs and racing halves faster than a 5k, seems like a lifetime ago but that’s what I usually say most summers.
Irish Festival 5k: 20:25:
I’ll have a full recap soon. Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to drive up to Connecticut to pick up some miscellaneous car parts, including a bumper. We saw a 5k in Bergen County, which seemed fun and we decided to run it. The course itself was relatively hilly, with the second mile all uphill. On top of that, there was zero shade so you could feel every part of the 80+ degrees. My splits were 6:20, 6:40, 6:45 and I was the third female.
I’m pleased with my performance for the day and with factors and have no complaints.
Posts of the Week:
Bungalow Beach 5 Miler (32:12)
Questions for you:
What are some techniques you use for summer running?
Do you run better in the Winter or Summer?
I bike just before sunrise
The heat is definitely ON and my runs have been challenging as well. I give you tons of credit for even racing in this weather!! Congrats girl and keep it up 🙂
SO HOT! I’ve been seeing the diadoras on running warehouse, where I usually order my shoes. Good to know they feel similar to some others I run in!
I love running in the heat!
Probably because it’s never hot where I live, so when it is I LOVE it!
I like running in spring and fall🤣
I’m definitely a better winter runner, but I think living in SC has a lot to do with that because our “winter” is basically ideal race weather. There’s a reason why we have marathons in Dec-Feb here…
Glad you ran the 5K and even if the time wasn’t the best, it sounds like a tough course and conditions. What goes up must come down… that is true with temperatures too, right? ;).
Also I need that rainbow cake from the other diner post… it just looks so fun!
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