I just finished up my last run for the week, and now I'm cleaned up and my appetite is waking up rapidly! I need food!! Mexican, hopefully.
My weekly running goal for this week was 21 miles, and with my 5 mile run today after work, I did it. I'm so happy with myself. It was hot running; the humidity was bearable, but I am so used to complaining about the smothering effects of a high dew point, I've forgotten what it's like to just have it be hot outside. Can you tell I prefer to run when it's 60-65 outside?
I have to say I am feeling better about my running, although I am still frustrated at my slow pace. I hope the alternating weeks of hill and speed work over the next month will help improve my speed on race day--which is on Sept. 5th--about a month away! I'm debating getting a waist belt for carrying my drinks with me when I run long distances. It would be nice to have my preferred beverage with me, and then I wouldn't have to stop at the drink stations, cutting into my time. I'm going to check them out and think about it, although I need to decide quickly so I can practice running with it.
So next week is only 18 miles: hill work of 4 miles, a long run of 6 miles, and a few more 4 milers thrown in. Two days of cross-training and one day off. The day off will have to be tomorrow, since I work all day and I can squeeze in the rest during the week.
I am going to have to replace the pads in my shoes sometime soon, and I have a problem with my running shoes: I've managed to poke a hole in the tops of both shoes where my big toe resides. I've superglued one shoe, and it seems to be holding. I guess I'll do the same with the other one. I may have to get another pair of shoes before I run my third and final half marathon in October.