I decided I would try an evening run since the humidity is usually a tick lower as the day progresses, but it was so hot, it made no difference. It felt beyond tough... in fact it stole my running mojo for a few days. Ran a 5K, then walked two miles. After the sun went down I was able to run two more miles, but I felt crazy drained.
5K - 10:20 avg. 2 miles - 9:22 avg.
Hubby and I went to the gym ~ cycled 10 miles and did some light strength training for 50 minutes.
I started adding these into my work out. If you haven't tried this, you should ♡ it feels tough, but great.
I got up and ran 4 miles before work. It felt tough, my legs felt noodled (no idea from what?) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
10K Friday ♡ with run buddy. We were both were drenched from the very thick, dormant feeling air, and struggled at different points, but we managed to keep moving. So, I call it a win...
We walked two miles after we ran and it felt much more manageable.
10K 10:29 avg.
Later hubby and I went to the gym - 3 miles on the treadmill, and it's the first time my leg didn't ache after a treadmill run!
We spent about 50 minutes doing core work.
My legs felt like toast...I am losing my stamina when it comes to distance running.
15 minute warm up on the elliptical
Hubby and I lifted for almost an hour and a half. We walked 20 minutes on the treadmill as a cool down, I could't have run if you stuck $100 bills under my nose.
Look at that... a real breeze! I wasn't going to miss a chance to run even though my legs were feeling tired.
5K 9:40 avg. ㋡
Do you find you need a much longer recovery time in heat?
I saw my endocrinologist this week, more about that in another post, but she reminded to be extra careful in heat...
"I am losing my running endurance when it comes to distance stamina." Ever been through this panic?
I was grateful to have one run where a breeze was actually blowing!
Did you get to enjoy any breezy days last week?
Happy Trails to you,