Thursday, May 27, 2010

Started my day with a 4 mile run - at 3:30 in the morning! I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I'm amazed at what a difference it's made in my day! :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I DON'T like running in the heat. I do it because I HAVE to in order to train for Dam to Dam coming up. And I will do it this summer to train for the marathon. BUT - whenever possible, I will try to get my runs in when it has cooled off because running in the heat and humidity is NOT fun.

I was planning on getting 5 miles in today, but only managed a 3 mile run. It was so hard to breathe in the heat. Oh well, 3 miles is better than nothing... hopefully it will cool off a little bit this week! :-P

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Less than 2 weeks 'til Dam to Dam

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!