The last 2 weeks have been brutal. Not so much the runs themselves, but the weather. It seems to be even worse on our group runs where I manage to find myself drenched in sweat after just 20 minutes.
Following up on my fantastic 15 miler, I was very pretty pumped to tackle a mere 13 the following Saturday. It wasn’t easy. The course was hilly, or as the coaches like to point out… “it’s rolling.” But it was the humidity that did the damage. Tough to breath, which equates to tough to run. The last few miles turned out to be enjoyable as the rain came, and I almost felt like a kid outside playing.
The mid week group runs for the last 2 weeks have been interval training consising of 7 and 8 miles total distance. Both nights were challenging as once again the humidity came rolling in and slowed the pace down. The first run we made interesting by incorporating some elementary school attitude by completing ranger runs… or to be politically incorrect – Indian runs – which is what they were called when I was a little tot. It was challenging, but made the time go by quickly by having something else to focus on besides the miles. Read the rest of this entry