I realize how mind numbingly boring these running update posts are. Sorry. They are for my own record so I can see my progress over time.
Sunday 7/13 - MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH! Ran 3 miles straight through! NO walk breaks!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Hot diggity dog! I highly recommend not eating a salad with green onion and cucumber before running......just say'n....
Monday 7/14 - Went out with every intention of running 6 miles....but....well.....I didn't make it. Rough day. VERY HOT & VERY HUMID! Only made it 3 and I actually walked the last 1/2 mile of it. UGH! This heat is killing me.
Tuesday 7/15 - Went out for 6 and got eaten alive. I have no less than 15 mosquito bites. Still hot and humid but I managed it a little better today. Did 9/2 intervals...it was just too hot to try to push for more. Finished with 11:47 average pace. I keep hoping to improve my time cause I'd like to be able to finish this marathon in under 5 hours.... but I'm think'n it's just not gonna happen. I will be wearing mosquito repellent from now on!
Wed & thurs....totally dropped the ball - way too damn hot -
Friday 7/18 - Ran 9 with a 11:57 average pace. Did 1 mile run/ 2 minute walk intervals. Felt great till the last mile when the sun was beating down on us...it killed me. It was already 83 degrees out by the time we finished at 9am....suppose to get up to 94 today. Don't get me wrong. I love the heat...in fact, the hotter the better....but not when I run.
I think my heel problem is solved...I've been exclusively using my new running shoes for the last 2 weeks and my heel is feeling much better now. I think my old shoes were just spent with no cushion left.
New goal....I just would like to beat my time from last years' marathon....I don't think my original under 5 hour goal is realistic at this point. I started back up too late. I should have never stopped running after last years marathon! I could kick myself.