Blech! Been so busy the blog has been sad and lonely!
Friday: No run
Saturday: 17 miles. Not pretty. 7 miles were good, 8 and 9 were just ok (damage had been done), and the rest was done run/walking. It was horrible. Just an all around off day of running. First of all KW had an 'off' week so even though there was a route (loops of Memorial and the bayou) no way was I going to do that! So a few of us did a rogue route (Rice and Hermann mainly), and it wasnt much better.
I made the DUMB mistake of a) not taking S!Caps before I started, and the first 'loop' we went long out at Rice to Hermann and then long back. 7 miles. No S!Caps, no gel. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I paid dearly for it not to mention even though we started at 5:30 the weather here is worse than usual (heat wise) and it starts early :(
I was sick most of the day (again the heat and letting myself lose too much salt/water)...I went to work at Lukes and only made it 2 hours. Came home and slept. The thing is once you go into a deficit its almost impossible to recover from it. I know this more than anyone and I preach it to new runners all the time.
It was what it was. Live and learn. I felt like I was out there forever, so if nothing else, I got extra time on the legs whether it was running the whole time or not. 17 miles still got done.
Sunday: I got up this morning and wanted to see how I would fare on a short run. Ran a 4 mile route while it was still shady...around 7:30 I guess it was. While it was still extremely hot and humid at that time it was better. Plus it was ALL pavement and if you've read my blog for any length of time you know I am a pavement runner (Rice/Hermann are not paved)...soft surfaces tend to tire my legs out in a way I cannot explain. So I didnt feel any residual effects after yesterdays fiasco thankfully. I felt back in my element so to speak.
I have 18 miles this coming Saturday and thankfully we should have a 'normal' route and hopefully ALL PAVEMENT!
7 weeks to taper!! I can hardly believe it...If I can survive August here in SE Texas...heres to hope and prayer!!!
Go see "Inception". Fantastic movie! Long (2.5 hours), so you get your moneys worth and then some!!!