…and the heat goes on and the heat goes on…my training log week September 19th – no cool down in sight yet!
For us runners here in Florida it still an immense humid and hot mess outside. On most days it’s still super humid, hot and pretty stormy throughout the day. The pressure in the air before it storms makes running even harder. This will still go on through October like this. In my mind I pretty much just take it day by day. That’s just the way it it. Jim said the other day that September is the new August. I thought this pretty much sums it all…
On most days I’m running indoors right now. I usually opt for night runs a lot of times but it has been way too storming and raining here on most nights.
I never really fret treadmill running. I like to train my mental endurance and a treadmill run is perfect for that. The last 3 weeks have been pretty busy at my gym – a lot of times the treadmills are all taken – obviously everybody is struggling with running outside right now.
I have been listening to various podcasts during my runs lately and I really enjoy it. With the repetitive movement of running my mind almost falls into a meditative state and I can focus and listen to a podcast so much better than anywhere else.
Another movie I watched while I was running last week was Steve Prefontaine’s biography – what an amazing and talented runner he was.
Time just flies when I watch or listen to something that inspiring.
Here is how my week went:
Monday: 8 miles to the beach. It was sooo hot, but I had such longing to run by the Ocean so I headed over to Juno Beach. Running by the beach is so exhilarating and I love getting lost in my thoughts running along the water. After running on the beach you still have the same problems but for some reason it all seems more doable.
Tuesday: no running
Wednesday: 6 treadmill miles, 2000m rowing, ab work and foam rolling
Thursday: no running
Friday: 6 miles on the treadmill
Saturday: no running
Sunday: 6 miles on the treadmill, 1000 m rowing
Lots of treadmill running. Believe it or not not it wasn’t as bad as it looks. At least I was able to log in some decent mileage indoors, something that wouldn’t have happened outside. You can see I love running 6 miles – it’s my favorite distance. I feel like I can really feel my body running in mile 4 and I love squeezing the extra 2 miles out of my system – just for the glorious feeling of being worn out :). Can you relate?
Total Mileage for this week: 26 miles