Monday plan, 6 miles at recovery pace. I took the day off from work to tend to some things. This allowed me to sleep in and took the kiddo with me for my run.
|That is a dragon in her arms|
Side note, I flaked on my physical therapy appointment. I thought I had it on Wednesday and Friday... Had it this morning... Woops! Rescheduled.
Later in the day we went to +Fleet Feet Sports - Chicago in Old Town so I could get a run gait analysis. The recommended some Orange Superfeet Insoles for my sneakers which seem to work nice. Time will tell.
The kiddo missed her normal nap and with 95 degree weather... She started getting cranky. She fell asleep for like 20 minutes on the way home, woke up like the Kraken.
Tuesday, Hanson Marathon Method called for 2 x 3 miles at marathon pace minus 10 seconds, with a 1 mile recovery jog in between.
Got outside at 4:20am... 82, SW winds around 8mph. The air quality sucked hard.
My will was there, energy, strength as well... But breathing was shot.
The breeze was at my face both ways which dried my mouth bad and my lungs just weren't having it. I was tempted to switch today to my easy run and do the strength run tomorrow, but the weather would barely be better. Let's just get this done.
I managed to pull a few miles at recommended pace. But this run was better measured by effort. I won't bother giving you the screenshot of my splits. On the second set of three miles, even doing marathon pace +10 felt like hell. I was giving it my all and the weather just wasn't letting me have it. Mental strength right?
I calmed myself mentally by telling myself how much time you can lose with heat. The run was a struggle for sure.
I reminded myself to live to run another day. The run was exhausting, but am glad it is done. Looking forward to Friday with highs in the 60s rather than mid 90s.
Another story I forgot to share, Friday on the way home from work, a lady on the bus came up to me and asked if I run... I was recognized from my morning runs! I'm pretty famous. She starts her run when I am ending mine. Autographs will be given folks.
Did you skip to the end cause it was too much to read? Well this is what the runs were like:
|I'm going to nail this run hard...nope|
Have a great day!
(P.S. I'm behind on my blog reading, I'll catch up soon!)