And just like that September arrived and finally brought some cooler weather with it! This was an interesting week that started hot and humid, then we had lots of rain, flooding, and tornado watches from Hurricane Ida, and ended nice and cool. I’m not convinced the heat is gone for good, but I’ll take this break from it for now. Let’s do a recap of this week as we are welcoming September and the nice weather it may bring.
Monday: 7 Miles with 5 at MGP
As I said, the week was off to a hot and humid start. I think it was in the mid 70s with 90 something percent humidity for this run. It was definitely a struggle. I tried to adjust my paces but got too caught up in the numbers and ran harder than I should of. I was glad I got this done early in the week since my other workout day ended up being on the treadmill.
Tuesday: Strength Training and 4.2 Miles (Treadmill + Stroller)
I was off from work for an appointment for Grayson so I did a short lift early and 1.5 miles on the treadmill, and then ran outside with him for 2.7 miles. I could tell that the rain was coming!
Wednesday: 7 Treadmill Miles with 6 x 3 minute Hills to Welcome September
This was the day we got hit with Hurricane Ida, so I knew I would been running indoors. Instead of a speed workout I ran some hard hills while watching the news. I had no idea what the expect from the weather throughout the day. My office ended up closing 3 hours early so I picked up Grayson early so we could hunker down. There were tornado watches and warnings all evening and one even touched down about 50 minutes away. Our area wasn’t hit too bad with the flooding, luckily!
Thursday: Rest Day
This week I took my rest day on Thursday instead of Friday since we would all be off on Friday and Rob had asked if we could go for a run. I can’t say no to that!
Also, for some reason my quads got really sore from that little bit of lifting I did on Tuesday. Mostly my left one. The DOMS came on after my Wednesday morning workout, so I was happy to have a rest day Thursday. I did lots of foam rolling and used my massage gun to help it loosen up.
Friday: 4 Stroller Miles
We enjoyed a slow start to the day and got our for a run in 55 degree weather! I could still notice my quad a bit but it was significantly better and I think an easy run helped to loosen it up more.
Saturday: 18 Miles (Feels like September!)
After a not-so-great night of sleep and stressing about my tight quad, I woke up feeling well rested enough and with zero quad issues. I taped it anyway but really didn’t need to. I headed out early and ran my first 6 miles close to home on fairly flat terrain. Then I ran a few loops of some hills while watching the sun come up before heading farther from home. Then I ran the real hills! My legs were pretty tired but I noticed it the most early in the run and felt stronger as the run went on. The cooler weather helped SO much. It was 59 degrees and even though it was still humid (88% I think) it felt a million times better than pretty much the entire summer.
Sunday: Planning for 5 Miles
As usual we will probably do a family stroller run. Usually we do about 3.6 miles so I will probably try to add on a little extra. These are my last big weeks of training so the mileage is getting up there!
You can find my other weeks of training here:
Embracing the Treadmill (Training Week 11)
Trying to Outrun the Rain (Training Week 10)
Back to Reality (Training Week 9)
Staycation 2021 (Training Week 8)
Closing Out July (Training Week 7)
Lower Mileage and Lower Temps (Training Week 6)
Runstock 2021 (Training Week 5)
Focus on Effort (Training Week 4)
Making Adjustments for Heat (Training Week 3)
Training for a Fall Race: Start Where You Are (Training Weeks 1 and 2)
How were your workouts last week?
Were you affected by Hurricane Ida?
Did September bring you cooler weather?