Week 30 was another light week. The week started off great with a long run and a workout but then went downhill as the mercury and dew points rose — and my motivation waned.
Total miles: 31.1
Monday: 10 miles, 8:51 pace
Tuesday: 9 miles total with 5×1000. I still managed a 4:04 on my last repeat! Nate, Craig, Ryan and I ventured out early to beat the heat – and so we could finish before everyone had to get to work.
It always amazes me that I’m able to recruit people do do workouts with me – much less three others! It makes visiting the track so much more pleasant! Thank you, faithful training partners, for tagging along!!
Wednesday & Thursday: Two days off. Dew points between 74-76 both days. I just don’t think that’s safe to run in while pregnant. Plus, it’s just miserably warm & wet. Yuck.
Friday: 6 miles, 8:08 pace. Coaching consult w/ a new TNC client. He’s a 1:59 800m runner, low 16’s 5ker looking to lower his marathon times. I’m excited to be able to help!
I was also surprised to see that I was able to clip along at 8 minute pace for the run together. I was wiped out that evening, but still!
Saturday: 6 miles. My legs were so tired!
We headed up to St. Paul to look at appliances after our run, then walked over to the MN Irish Festival. They were within a quarter mile of each other! Some fun pictures, just because:
|Rocking our green for the Irish Festival. Nate technically isn’t Irish, but he showcased his support of us Irish(wo)men anyway 🙂|
|Irish Greyhounds = Big doggies
They weigh 240 pounds!
|Dancing along with the Irish music and dancers|
She needs some practice
Didn’t wake up in time to get a run in before a baptism and decided later in the day that I’d rather continue packing away some of our clutter, cooking up a storm (we canned a HUGE batch of salsa and made a big pot of vegetable soup to try to use up some of our abundant vegetable supply!), and cleaning in general.
It was a good choice, it just didn’t do anything for my weekly mileage :). That doesn’t matter right now, anyway, I kept telling myself. Because it doesn’t!
|All dressed up for Emma’s baptism! I love this picture 🙂|
Total miles for this pregnancy: 1732.4
10 weeks to go! In one way, I wish I could fast-forward time. In another, there is a lot to do in those 70 days, including listing our house and starting to build another 🙂
How have you dealt with the heat and humidity this summer? Have you resorted to indoor training? Running early? Late?
I’m genuinely interested to know how others have been coping!