Ah, running. You never know what a run is going to be like, even if everything about it seems the same as the last one. Take, for example, my runs last Tuesday and Thursday. And just for funsies, let’s compare and contrast.
Distance 4 mi 4 mi
Location neighborhood X neighborhood X
Type Easy Tempo turned into easy
Weather 75+ with 90+% humidity 75+ with 90+% humidity
Time of day Evening Evening
How I felt Like I was flying on a cloud with the Like death. Overheating quickly.
eagles I hate running. No fuel.
Performance Could’ve run 3 more miles Barely could keep 1:1 run/walk
And the real kicker here:
Total Time 1:04:XX 1:05:XX
That’s right! The terrible, horrible run where I walked at least as much as I ran and I stopped to keep from puking twice only took me a minute longer than the run where I felt terrific and like I was flying. I’m not sure exactly what to make of this. But I do know I hate humidity.
Otherwise, week 3 involved a couple of strength workouts, some time on the spin bike, and a very hot and humid 9 mile long run.
Week 4 planned
M: 3 mi
W: 4 mi tempo
R: 2 mi
S: Azalea Trail Run 10K – yay, I’m racing!