Then Thursday morning was a 3.5 mile recovery run (okay, 3.65 miles). There was so much fog and humidity this morning that my glasses kept fogging up! I had to stop about 7 times to wipe them off because I couldn't see! This humidity has got to go. Soon.
And I won a Sweaty Band from a giveaway on 'Ello Honey Bee's blog! (www.ellohoneybee.com)
Saturday held a long run in more heat and humidity (surprise, surprise). Although I slept in a little and didn't get out for this run until 8 ish and saw SO MANY other runners and bikers because of it! I guess that little extra hour brings everyone else outside :p I was lucky to avoid the flooding we've been getting lately. We've had a flash flood warning for about two weeks. They just keep extending the warning. And one day last week a whole bunch of roads were shut down. I actually did have to pick a different route for my long run than what I originally wanted because about a tenth of a mile away from my apartment the road I wanted was closed. I'm pleased with the route I took, however. It was hillier than what I wanted but felt good. Plus, the Boilermaker and my upcoming half are both going to be hilly so I should do more of them!
Not bad overall. Nearly 10.5 miles at a fairly decent pace for the mugginess. I was pleased with it :) And my knee felt great afterwards! I took an unscheduled rest day on Friday. I am so glad I did, otherwise I don't think I could have gone quite so far with no pain.
Yesterday held an easier hilly run. Again, the humidity was terrible. I can't wait until this crazy weather is over. I'm sick of muggy, hot, rain, and thunderstorms!! It's getting ridiculous.
I love the splits for this run. Each one a little faster :) Mainly because the first mile was all uphill, the second half up and half down, and then the third all down, but who cares :p
Phew! I know it's a long post but I'm almost done catching everything up! Today I have 40 minutes of cross training to do. I'm thinking 30 on the elliptical and 10 on the stair stepper after work.
I've cut down physical therapy to twice a day and am going to continue it for a few more days and then drop down to once a day and see how that goes. The twice a day was a little achy for the first few days but now it's doing quite well. I started tapering yesterday and am thankful for it. I'm getting a little fatigued from following such a rigorous training schedule. The end is in sight, though and it should be just fun from here on out! The Boilermaker is 12 days and then I have a few days of easier recovery runs followed by one more up in mileage for my long run and then I taper for two weeks for my Colorado trip and half marathon :)
What's the hardest workout you've ever done? How about your longest distance?
Is anyone else addicted to running clothes as much as I am?!
Safe and happy running!