And the humidity won!
I am back from vacation and rocking a nasty headcold (love the kiddos, but I always seem to sick after time with them!) but I have still been dilligent in my training. I have gone for runs after work 3 times this week. Last night was a killer though. I figured the thunderstorms that came through would kill the humidity. My 3.5 miles last night proved otherwise. I finished and was glad to have gotten the miles in and done, but I felt like my legs were lead and I had been run over by a truck. Carrying water. And the water spilled all over me. I was slow and sluggish, a hot sweaty mess, but I plugged through it, which is important for me to keep in mind!
The weekend should bring some relief, so I have 6 miles planned. I have not even seen 6 miles since early June. Haven't even thought about tackling 6 miles since after my last race. But, I have the Army Ten Miler coming up, plus I plan to run the Baltimore Half Marathon (hello hills) and the Marine Corps Marathon 10k (3 races, 3 straight weekends--yes, I have a death sentence!). With determination and some training plans from TMB Endurance Training (who I am emailing right after this blog post--go check her out and wish her luck in Chicago this weekend), I am putting together a course of action to help me get to a 2:35 half marathon time and to get under 2 hours for my TenMiler!
There is really not much else to report. I am finally going to put a post up about running safety--I just want to try and speak to some people at the local police department for suggestions and input there!
Happy Running and Happy August (seriously, where did this summer go?)