Friday, August 5, 2016

Another hot and humid long run Friday

I ran outside today.  Yuck.  Even though it was cooler, the humidity was still high and I was miserable.  I managed to do 5 miles, but there was a lot of walking.  I upgraded my running watch and I absolutely love all the new features - heart rate on the wrist, available apps, phone and text notifications, and race predictor to name a few.  One thing I don't understand though....
How can this race predictor be right?  I've never done a 32:29 5k, nor a 1:07 10k, and my best HM was 2:37.  Today my average pace was over 14 minutes per mile!  However, I would love to do a HM in 2:30 so I am using this race predictor as my motivation in my HM training. And who knows maybe I can do a 32 and a half 5k.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Six Miles

I needed to do six miles today for my half training.  I knew if I was going to run outside I needed to get a move on. I am NOT a morning person unfortunately, so it was about 9 before I went down to the track.  It was cloudy with a threat of storms so I decided to do the track so my car would be close.  Let me just say after about 15 minutes it was miserable.

Not an attractive pic by no means, just keeping it real.

I normally do 2 minutes of running with 30 seconds of walking and my slow pace is about a 13 minute mile.  This seems to work well for my training. I do better in races and I keep myself from injuries.  I couldn't even keep up that. I ended up with a very, very slow 1.5 minutes of running and 1 minute of walking after about mile 3.  The humidity was horrendous, but I was very thankful for the occasional breeze and cloud cover.  I guess running in the house for three weeks has gotten me soft.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Long Run Friday

Like a lot of the country, we are in the midst of a heatwave.

Yes, 100 degrees!  Needless to say, I haven't been running outside much.  I am doing my half marathon training and needed to do 5 miles today.

So inside it was. Slow and steady wins the race. Felt great.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Running

I just couldn't do it outside tonight.  It was very stormy, hot, and humid.  So, I did four miles inside.  It is slower than outside and the treadmill too, and it is easier, almost pleasant.  Don't get me wrong, it is still a workout.  I did four miles tonight and I was soaked when finished.  My Garmin gives me a rough idea without the GPS, but based on my history of how I run....I guess.  All I know is I jogged for 53:20, and it said I did 4 miles.  That would be about 4 outside for me running pretty slow.

So after a shower, I rewarded myself...with some Blue Belle Homemade Vanilla ice cream and fresh peaches.  Yummo.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Still Running

Yes, I am still running, although I'm not quite getting 3x a week.  Been working a lot in preparation for being gone a few weeks this summer visiting my favorite little girl (grand daughter), and it is just so darn hot!  Really hard to run in this heat, after working a ten hour day, and my treadmill is in the garage which is at least as hot as outside.

This was my last run a few nights ago.  I waited until 9 pm to start because of the heat, however, the gnats and willow flies were so bad I cut it short.  I had this thought going in my mind "local runner chokes to death of swarm of willow files." Uh, not good.

I did get some paddling in last weekend.  Loved it.  When it is too hot to run, paddle!  It gave my arms a great workout.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Running in Jackson Hole, WY

We went on a little vacation to Wyoming. It was kind of like a bucket list thing to get to run on this path in the "hole" of Jackson, along side the Elk Refuge 

 I was hoping I might see some big game crossing, but didn't.  I'd probably been scared to death if I had.
I ran 2 miles out and back. I wanted to do more, but got a little chicken as I got so far from town, so I turned around at 2 miles.  The path goes on for miles and miles.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Friday Night Run.....and Sunday

Friday night runs are becoming a regular for me.

Today it was so very pretty down on the lakeside trail.  Got in three miles.