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Not So Hot Still Humid – RunLog 8-14-14

Wow that was a pretty good storm on Wednesday night/Thursday early morning. Bennie and Joey, both cuddled in against me so much that I couldn’t move 🙂 , which meant that I didn’t get much sleep until the storm passed by.

Run #1

During the first run with Bennie, it was still sprinkling a little, so it was still pretty humid and even though the temps were okay, I worked up a good sweat.

We started out slow but as you can see…

Strava - Bennie Run 8-14-14

Strava – Bennie Run 8-14-14

Bennie really wasn’t into slow running again today, so we picked up the pace and then went into our usual “strides” pacing or car chasing mode, when a couple went by.

I did practice speeding up going into and coming out of a turn-around, instead of slowing down and then just plodding after coming out of it. Looking back at what I have done on my turn-arounds in training – I have been lazy with them and since my next 5K is an out and back, I need to practice going hard into it and then immediately getting back up to race pace, instead of just plodding out of it.

Also something that I picked up when I was reading Running Simply, is to practice finishing hard on a hill. Which makes perfect sense to me, to challenge myself to push harder at the end of a training run and finishing runs at the top of a hill, instead of the before the hill, will help me more in the long run.

Run #2

The rain had stopped, the humidity went up to about 80% and even though it was only 75F degrees, it was pretty miserable for running. It turned into a great 5.0 mile progression run, I started faster and went slower every mile 🙂 .

Strava Stats 8-14-14

Strava Stats 8-14-14

The humidity just wore me out.

I felt good, but at the same time I didn’t want to push too hard in that humidity, especially with a long run planned for Friday. So I just ran according to effort, when the effort got harder going up the hills, I slowed down, instead of pushing myself up the multiple hills on this course.

It wasn’t a great run, but I got the miles in that I wanted for today and I had to chuckle, when I saw the weekly mileage total of 26.2. Kind of funny, especially since I do not plan on running that distance until the fall of 2017, when I get into a new age group 🙂 .

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