I just finished my 2nd week in a row of not getting my runs in like I need to. I only got two 3 mile runs in this week. Yesterday I was supposed to do my long run, but didn't get it done. Today, Sunday, the forecast was for HOT AND HUMID - my absolute worst nightmare for running conditions. So, I got up at 5:15 a.m. and headed out the door at 5:45 a.m. It was 73 degrees and humid. Thankfully it was pretty cloudy and there was a little breeze to help me out.
I set out determined to do at least 6 miles, but in the back of my head I had the idea that I wanted to do 10 miles. So, I knew what that meant, I was going to do 10 miles. It was slow going and hard to breathe but I wore my camelbak and made sure I drank plenty of water along the way. I couldn't believe HOW hot it was that early in the morning. I got the 10 miles done, even with a hill at mile 8! I trudged up the hill determined to get it done! It felt great to get it done, especially after the past 2 weeks being so hard.
When I got back to my apartment when I finished, my head was pounding. It's 6 p.m. and my head still hurts. I'm exhausted and ready to go to bed. I wonder if I got a little dehydrated, although I felt like I drank plenty of water. Hopefully a good night sleep will help.
Dam to Dam is less than 2 weeks away and up until this morning I wondered if I'd be able to run 12.4 miles. But, after getting 10 miles in this morning, even though it was slow, I know I can do it! After Dam to Dam I can start thinking about the marathon. 26.2 miles seems pretty daunting at this point!