Another very hot week of mileage.
Monday—10mi, Hill Loop 2 (1:11:37, slightly under 10mi). With C, pounded fairly hard. I was so wiped out after this, felt kind of dizzy for much of the day.
Tuesday—8mi. Easy, with C. I’d been feeling good on runs for a few days, but the harder effort and hills yesterday ended that. This was apparently pretty slow, but didn’t all that slow.
Wednesday—8.5mi. Solo at 5am. Did a “new” run I named Green Line because it runs out along one branch of Boston’s Green Line and back along another branch. It was not that great of a run though; probably won’t do it again.
Thursday—8mi along the Charles with C. All my runs have been so slow, and have been getting kind of discouraged about it. I planned to do no real workouts during my time as a counselor/coach because I figured I’d be too tired, wouldn’t hit times, and would feel bad about it. Instead planned to just build a solid base. I don’t feel like I’m in that great of shape though. Is this going to pay off in some way, or is it another one of those things where I just force myself to run a lot of miles very early in the morning so I can feel tough?
Friday—6mi easy with C. Felt fine.
Saturday—15mi solo meandering about including a blissfully shady stint on the XC course in Franklin Park. It was pretty hot out, I sweat a ton, what else can I say?
Sunday—11mi with C on the Charles. Legs felt way better than yesterday, maybe from the company. Ended at 7-11 and got a Slurpee that was kind of gross at 9am, but also fun.
Tired myself out, didn’t feel great, and had doubts about whether this quantity/quality of running is the best thing for my long-term training right now, but overall I still had fun running this week. I kept meaning to do strides and core but always wimped out because it was too hot/too sweaty/too crowded in my apartment. I am so lucky that my boyfriend is willing to wake up at 4:45 to run with me.