Another solid week of base training is complete. I’m starting to see my fitness getting closer to where I used to be, but I still have a ways to go. Thankfully, I have a few weeks until training starts, so I’m not too worried yet.
Tuesday: 4 Miles + Abs & Hips
Thursday: 7 Miles + Abs
Saturday: 3.3 Miles + Abs
Total: 14.3 Miles
Tuesday’s run was a nice surprise. It was cooler than what is has been, which I think helped to get me to some faster paces. It also helped that I ran with Jennifer, Sheri and Cynthia, and they pushed me to go a bit faster than what I have been running. We ran around Lake Medina and a few surrounding streets. I felt good, but also felt that I was working hard. Mile splits ended up at 9:49, 9:11, 9:13 and 8:57. Finally seeing progress!
Thursday I met up with Michelle and Mallory and we ran the full Lester trail. The heat was back, but we held a nice conversational pace, keeping things easy. I ended up with 7 miles, a bit more than I had planned, but that just meant I had my long run for the week complete. The only thing I didn’t enjoy were the random attacks of Cicadas.
Saturday was a hot run! I didn’t started until after 9am and it was already 80 degrees. I decided to stick close to home and ran the developments. Within the first mile I was already a sweaty mess. I kept the miles slow and easy around a 9:30 pace. I did stop from time to time in the shade just to catch my breath.
I had hoped to get another workout in on Sunday, but the day just didn’t work for me. I felt good this week and I think I’m starting to adjust to the heat as well as get back in shape. With every run I’m getting closer to where I was and where I want to be.