|My only sky shot from last week.|
I'm back with another Weekly Review with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. Check out their blogs for more info on how you can join the linkup! Before I start, thanks for the nice comments on last week's post about eating crap and feeling icky. I really appreciated the shared stories/feelings! :)
Week of May 16-22
Wednesday: 2 miles, 8:46 pace + walk to work
Thursday: 2.4 miles, 9:21 pace
Friday: 2.3 miles, 8:58 pace + walk to work
Saturday: 6 miles, 9:03 pace
Weekly Total: 12.8 miles
2016 Total: 426.5 miles
I returned to work Wednesday and went running after with Alex. We didn't stay together because after about two tenths of a mile I was already tired. It was 66 degrees and everything above 55 feels like lava to me, so it was a tough 2 miler. I had 5 on my schedule, but around mile 1.2 I knew it wasn't going to happen. I met back up with Alex (who also ran about 2 miles) and we agreed to go home. We made some pretty tasty homemade pizzas, so at least the night wasn't a total loss!
|Tweeting about running (instead of running)|
|Super jazzed about this great beer.|
I don't really know what's going on with me lately, but I'm about 99% sure it's mental burnout. If I didn't have a half this weekend I probably would have run the same mileage (maybe more), but without the pressure of a race I would be more relaxed about pace. I am looking forward to my training group's summer session. It'll be nice to have someone else (coaches) pacing me so I can zone out!
Besides my questionable fitness level (I honestly can't predict a finish time!), I am so nervous about the weather for Medina on Saturday. Ohio is getting a big warm up and the forecasted temperature is 68 at the start. By the end it will be at least 75. I've tried to run during warmer times of the day, but it's still very difficult. I am so not ready for a hot-hot race. Oh well. By this time next week the medal will "bee" mine! (You should click that link. The medal is great.)
Are you doing anything fun over Memorial Day weekend?
Do you prefer cold or warm weather running? (I prefer cold if you can't tell. But honestly, 50 degree runs are perfect!)