Saturday: 14 miles road, stopped at gym for light interval workout. It was a disgustingly muggy morning, and the minute the sun became fully evident in the sky, the combined heat index was well above anything I’ve subjected myself to this summer. I jogged along the Charles River, taking an easy pace, just trying to survive what has been one of my longest runs since May. I’m back in training mode and back on the weekend double-long run.
Sunday: 12 miles trail. The weather was nicer so I headed with great enthusiasm for Middlesex Fells. I alternated the fire roads with the technical single-track. The worst part was when I returned home, dripping with sweat and bug spray, and Mr. P informed me the shower was broken. Hello, kitchen sink sponge bath!
Monday: Interval workout with jump rope, 3 miles easy. I headed to the gym simply so I could take a shower afterwards, but squeezed in a good workout and lazy 3 mile jog outside along the Charles.
Tuesday: 7 miles road. Did a few solid long hill repeats. Darn, the sunrise is getting late.
Wednesday: 8+ miles road, hills, speed. I hit the track this morning and clocked a 7:45 mile with only a decent effort, which was encouraging. Training only for distance definitely compromises one’s speed, but luckily running 50 miles per week primes the physique readily for speed work. Hopefully visiting the track 2x a week will put a bit of pep into my fall races.
Thursday: 6 miles road. Lazy, humid, jut getting it done… but I do feel surprisingly spry for the end of a 50 mile week.
Friday: 60 minutes swimming. The pool was amazingly crowded this morning. It was such a beautiful morning that I felt torn hitting the pool. I’m thinking of phasing out regular pool workouts until December. I love the pool but my upper body tends to get bulky and muscled, even with once-a-week workouts. Plus, crowded pools kill me. I accidentally swiped a girl’s butt during a flip turn.