Quite honestly, I don't have much to grumble about. My mileage has been decent. I've had a few races, and those have gone well. My cross-training has been legit. Everyone's in good health....
...but there a few things I'll share. After all, it's that time of the month...time to Runfess so we can all sleep a little better at night (since a lot of us probably have an early-morning workout on tap).
Pull up a chair and give a listen...
Shall we start with the proverbial elephant in the (imaginary) room? I love the heat, probably more than most people, but Holy Hotter-Than-Hades, Batman! Let me runfess that even I thought the recent heat wave was pretty extreme. We had a solid week of high (for Iowa) temps, in the upper 80F's, and every day had very high humidity levels. Let's just say there was a lot of glistening and glowing going on...and not just while working out.
|Yes, the handy dandy water bottle accompanied me on every outing|
Did y'all know I have a marathon happening in late October? The Marine Corps Marathon has long been a major bucket list contender of mine, and I was able to secure a bib, via a friend . But I (sheepishly) runfess, I've been rather lax in mapping out a training plan. I've got a good base, so it's not like I'm starting from scratch. Also, I've done this 26.2 rodeo eight times before, so I know what my body is capable of and I know my mileage ideals (and limits). I do have most of the long runs penciled in, and a few races as well, so I'm getting there...
|a 26.2 work-in-progress|
|After my 4-miler on Saturday...it was HOT!|
|Meb and me in 2014|
Finally, what is up with me and the biking? Even I'm at a loss as to what's happening. I seriously gotta runfess, I'm kind of starting to like my time with Gustavas (that's the name I gave to my 2-wheeled companion). I mean no disrespect to fellow cyclists, but I really like the ease of the sport. Unless I'm tackling the hilly 15-mile trek on the bike path, most of my rides are on city streets and are more recreational than strenuous. I've been doing some biking, recently, on my non-running days...kind of as an active recovery endeavor. It's pretty incredible how forgiving biking is on a hot day in comparison to running (or even walking).
How about YOU? Anything you need to runfess to the rest of us? Weather...still hot, or did you get a brief cool-down? Any races this weekend? Ever met Meb?
I'm linking this with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions link-up.
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