Starting on Thursday of last week I was back to running in the heat and humidity (of course). Even though I only took a week off of running, it felt hard coming back. I think the weather was partly to blame and also pushing the stroller for my first 3 runs back. I know I didn’t lose much fitness just from a week off, but I didn’t feel as refreshed as I would have liked!
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Strength Training + Walk
Tuesday: Core/glutes + Walk
Wednesday: Strength Training + Walk
Thursday: 3.6 Stroller Miles + Core/Glutes
Friday: 4.1 Stroller Miles + Mobility
Saturday: 3.6 Stroller Miles + Core/Glutes
Sunday: 9.2 miles with 5 at tempo pace
Getting Caught in the Rain (Again)
The last time that Rob and I ran together with Grayson was a week and a half ago, when we got caught in a downpour. I dropped them off early and finished up my run on my own. Well this week, during our first family run since then, it rained again. But this time it was almost the end of our run. We were able to run fast to get home and not get too wet.
Over the weekend I moved my long run from Saturday to Sunday because the weather was not looking good on Saturday. (Mid 70s, high humidity, and chance of rain/storms all morning). It was a struggle even doing a short run so I’m glad I switched things up. I ended up doing over 9 miles even though I planned to do 8, and threw in a tempo run. (It was on the slower end of my tempo paces).
Plans for a Fall Virtual 10k
As part of the Brooks’ Run Happy Team I was given the chance to run the MCM Virtual 10k between 10/1 and 11/10. I feel like that is a good distance to train for because I can kind of adjust things as needed. (If I don’t feel like doing hard workouts, I won’t. And I won’t need to do long runs if I don’t want to either). However, it will give me something to focus on and work towards over the next few weeks.
There’s another virtual race I may do but I haven’t decided about it yet. I think I said I was over virtual races, yet here I am planning to do more of them.
This week teachers go back to work in the school system where I work (I’m as 12 month employee). The students return (virtually) next Tuesday. It’s been a crazy few weeks getting ready for everything. It feels crazier than usually because I’ve been working from home without childcare. But my mom comes back to help out this week!
It will be so nice to actually feel like I am getting some of my work done and also to be in meetings without chasing a toddler around the house while balancing my laptop in one hand and keeping him from taking off his diaper or jumping off the couch with my other hand. I told Rob the other day that if Grayson were getting a performance review for his first 6 months of being at work with me, it would be pretty poor 😜
The Week Ahead
I’m really hoping for some better weather this week. The temps look a little lower, but who knows what the humidity will be like. And there may be quite a bit of rain. I keep reminding myself I will miss this weather in January and February when it’s freezing!
Have you been running in the heat and humidity lately?
Are you doing any virtual races this fall?
Are schools back in session where you live?