Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cel-e-brate Good Times! Come On!

OK, first things first.  Let us bask in the glow of the fact that today is my Friday.  Don't hate.  ;o)  And not only that; but for the first weekend in what? about a month, I have lovely, lovely days off!  No Luke's!  From now until um...not sure, I told them I couldn't fill in on a Saturday when I had such long mileage to do.  Only on cut-back weeks.  But this weekend I had told them I couldnt work at all.  I needed the break!

Now what we WON'T celebrate is the fact that a) at 6:30 last night the feels like was 107 and b) this morning at 5:30am it was 91.  We are smack dab in the middle of heat extremity.  Warnings all over the place.  When the actual temps are 97-99 deg and you have the high (than normal when its this hot) humidity as we are experiencing, its not so bueno.

My workout yesterday got altered.  I ended up doing 6 miles on the treadmill at a 2% incline and in the last mile I did 3 x 4:00 sprints with 2:00m rest in between.  Then I was advised to wait until dusk to do my Yasso's.  Basically this meant waiting till around 7:30pm.  Sigh.  But you know at the end of the day, the miles I needed to go got done and I did manage SOME speed regardless of the weather and thats all I can hope for.

I am cutting my 6 miles down to 3 today, and I wanted to do them before work but soooooooooomehow the alarm shut itself off and therefore I didnt hear it ;o) ... So basically that means running 3 miles in yet again 107 feels like temps this evening as the news said this morning.  I dont know that I want to wait till 7 or later again, so its not gonna be pleasant at all...but at least its just 3 miles.  This will give me 36 hours more or less to prepare for Saturdays 18 miler.

This, my friends, is going to be interesting...I just have to make it through this one...and as far as I'm concerned I will be home least I feel better knowing that after this one, its a major cut back week...and it couldnt come at a better time either.

I am anxiously awaiting the route much so that I just shot off an email to Coach asking...and I actually begged him for a route that was 95%, if not 100% pavement...


NY Wolve said...

Ahh, running in Texas. Makes me miss it; well not really. Think of days like this when you have an 80 degree day in February and we are buried in snow.

Junie B said...

you mean SOMETIMES 70's... We dont really get 80's in February...sometimes late March and into April. However thats in the afternoons. our mornings are still quite 'cold' (30's - 40's ish)...and i like it that way. i HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE the Summers here as a runner. if i didnt run it would be ok i guess...

but yes, we are much luckier in the Winter than you guys :o)