Training Log Week September 19th – no cool down in sight yet!

  • Training Log Week September 19th - no cool down in sight yet!

Training Log Week September 19th – no cool down in sight yet!

…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.

Training Log Week September 19th - no cool down in sight yet!


Training Log Week September 19th - no cool down in sight yet!


Training Log Week September 19th - no cool down in sight yet!



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





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  1. Ugh. I am right there with you! NO cool down in sight for me either… It was 105 yesterday and today it’s 97! NOPPPPEPEEE!
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  2. The temps are finally starting to cool here. Congrats on getting so many miles in despite the heat – sometimes the treadmill is the way to go!
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  3. Bummed the weather still sucks. We finally got a drop in temp here and I am beyond happy.

  4. Sometimes the only thing you can do is train on the treadmill. I hate it, but it’s better than nothing!

    • Same here, Kim. Of course I prefer outdoor running but sometimes you have no other choice if you want to run a decent mileage but it’s 90 degrees outside.

  5. I feel ya! We just started to get some cool fall mornings this week…I just hope it lasts! Bring on the cool!!
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  6. Oh no – sorry to hear the humidity is still not on your side. Way to go for getting out there anyways!

  7. Great mileage! I don’t know if I could handle that heat, so way to stick it out! Love that you keep getting the rowing in as well, so good for strength!!

  8. I can’t even think about being a runner in Florida. Yikes… treadmill would be my best friend. Great mileage and training last week!
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    • Thanks Tee – when I lived in NYC and only came to visit Florida I always thought the same thing “how on earth can be people run in this heat?”. It’s amazing how we adjust when we really want something but have no other choice:)

  9. I feel for you with this heat! Florida definitely has it rough….September is the new August, I wonder how October will feel for you?? Still, you did a great job. Sometimes the treadmill is necessary!

    I keep hearing about listening to podcasts while running, I need to try it out!
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  10. I’ve always wanted to row. I think after marathon training and during the winter I’ll join a gym so I can row. It looks really challenging and fun.
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  11. We finally have some cool fall weather up here in New England and I’m loving it. It makes running so much easier! I’d imagine training in FL must be tough since you don’t ever really get too much of a break from the heat.
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  12. Fall like weather finally hit Mississippi middle of the week! It was glorious I tell you, I hope it will come your way soon! It sure made a difference in my speed workout on Thursday too! Thanks Ilka for linking up!
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  13. Six miles is my favorite “short” distance weekday run! It’s so hard right now in taper mode to scale back on that run. The beach does make everything seem better! Last week was very warm for us too. But finally, this week we caught a little Fall. I hope you also got a taste of it. Thanks for linking with us, Ilka!
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  14. How is the weather there now? It’s been pretty cool and rainy here this week. Is the tropical storm or hurricane that is on the East Coast messing with your weather too?

    That’s so cool that you can get in to the podcast or the movie while you’re running. I can imagine that you can get in some good brain time while your feet keep moving.

    By the way, and the last photo of the beach what is in the Shell with the claws? How pretty is the color on that crustacean? Really gorgeous.

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