It was supposed to get to the high 80's (quit, I know that's not hot for the rest of the world but for this western WA acclimated girl, it's hot) and I didn't want to be running 13 miles in it. So I was going to leave early. I got out of my house at 8:45 (no, I don't think that's early), but when I left my house it was 64 degrees, doable. When I got done it was closer to 75 degrees.
Nothing about the beginning of the run is notable. It was a typical long run along familiar roads and trails.
|This is a duck pond we walk to|
regularly. I've never seen it so dry.
|You can't even see the mountain.|
I have been surprised that I haven't been super sore after my long runs. I guess this week has been the worst, and it's been practically nothing. I'm happy with that. =) And no foot pain. Seriously, none. How awesome is that!!
Yesterday I had 3 miles on the schedule and I almost skipped it, but I didn't. I'm going out of town on Friday evening and knew if I skipped it I'd have a hard time making it up. So I went for a run. It was faster than my runs have been lately. I think it's because it was an evening run (which I prefer). There were a couple times during that run (only 3 miles) that I wanted to stop as well. I didn't, but man, 2 runs in a row where I just didn't have the energy to finish. . . well, I did, because I did finish, but still. . .
This Friday we're going to eastern WA for 5 days. I don't know how that will affect my running. Luckily it's a scale back week, so if I miss my long run, I'm missing 10 miles instead of 14 (I've never ran 14 and that's on the schedule for next week, scary!!). I'll see what the terrain is like where we're going and what the weather is like. Eastern WA is much hotter than western WA, so my refusal to run above 75 degrees, may be detrimental. I'll let you know. ; )