Week six and still pounding away! I've been tired this week. I started my week with a good speed work session Monday morning! Tuesday my new hours at work started, 5:30 am to 2:00 pm every weekday. These are wonderful hours for me. My only problem is, no more 5:30 am runs during the week. Running after work is taking some adjusting too. T I know many people run after work. I know it's possible, but it's just really hard for me.
Because I can't just "eat and run" (I will puke), I have to be very careful what I eat during the day and plan my meals. I can't have food for about three hours before going out, especially if it's going to be a tempo or speed workout. I did get some good training in this last week, but the new schedule makes me feel tired. Give me a couple weeks and I will adjust!
One positive with my new work hours is, I am forced to do more warm weather running. The morning air is so nice and cool. I love the cool morning air. As we get closer and closer to summer, it's getting warmer (HOT) in Oregon! Tomorrow's run is going to be in the high 70s or 80s. The heat is my biggest weakness for races and for training! It gets to my head. The heat makes me suffer! I don't like running in the heat! Anything over 59 degrees it simply too hot! I need to get over it, and this is my week to do it!
There you have it, I got it out...I had my pity party! It's time to move on! Unless I die tomorrow afternoon when I train in the heat that is, lol!!!
Yesterday a few friends joined me for a Saturday morning group long run! It was the highlight run of the week. We started at Pill
|Made it to Monmouth, now...time to run back to Dallas!|
|Running on Hwy 99 Saturday|
Just to set the record straight, my opinion is this:
Perfect training weather, 50-55 degrees, no wind. No bright sun.
Perfect race weather, 42-52 degrees, no wind and no bright sun.
Many of you may disagree, but this is my idea of good weather!
I'm looking forward to running with my friend Kristi this week for an afternoon training run. I'm also looking forward to the Uberthons Chocolatathon 10k on Saturday! My goal is to break 48:00 minutes. I'll be running my long run Sunday morning in Yoncalla. It's Mother's Day...a long run and iget to see my Mom, perfect!