Well, with a high of 122 yesterday, I guess summer is here in La Quinta. If I dared to think that temperatures hovering around 108 were hot, well, I was wrong. All I know is that it is making my last week of training for the Costume Party Run
impossible difficult challenging. I even moved my workout indoors on Saturday (video coming tomorrow), something that is almost unheard of for me.
Saying 122 is very dramatic, but it is not like I was out running in that. The temps during my runs have been between 80-85, so it is not as bad as it sounds. As you can see in the picture above, I was blessed with some cloud cover for my seven mile run this morning.
I was also blessed with great running partners for part of the run. We just took the dogs for two miles, it was a little too warm for them.
In my other workout of note, I had my last scheduled interval workout on Wednesday. I’ve had a few headaches this week, not really bad ones in migraine terms, but they certainly don’t enhance any kind of running workout. Fortunately, it was mostly gone by the time (5:45 am) I headed out. I took Penny for a mile, both because she insists and for my warm up. Then I dragged myself back out for my intervals.
I was supposed to do six-half mile intervals. Fail there, but I did manage 12-quarter mile repeats, and I’m okay with that. I’m even okay with the pace, even though I’d hoped to be a little faster by this time in my training. I’ll chalk it up to the heat and be thankful that I was able to get the workout done.
|Weekly Recap:||Week 7: June 24-30|
|Monday||Ran 14 miles, but counted it last week.|
|Tuesday||Ran 3 miles, easy, with Alan and the dogs.|
|Strength: Superball Class: took it into the|
|gym, used the TRX.|
|Wednesday||Interval Workout: 3 x 1/4 mile intervals|
|1:52-2:04, plus 1 miles warm up|
|Thursday||Strength: Superball Class in the gym again|
|Some machines, plus functional stuff|
|Saturday||Had to work, did a workout in the gym after work.|
|Sunday:||Final longish run. 2 miles with Alan & the|
|dogs, then 5 more. Taper Time!|
|Total Miles:||14 or 28, depending on how|
|you do your math.|
I really picked a great time to start my taper. If it’s too hot, well then I don’t have to run! I’ve been feeling a little burned out anyway (did you see my tips for getting your running mojo back?), so a few easy runs, without worrying about time or distance will be just what the
doctor coach ordered.
On the 4th of July, we plan to run the Surf City Run in Huntington Beach. We’ll be doing it as a family, with Alan’s son, daughter-in-law, and our grandkids, which should be tons of fun. Huntington Beach does it up big time for Independence Day, following up the 5k with a parade, and fireworks off the pier after dark.
We’re heading to San Diego next Saturday. The forecast for next weekend looks pretty good at this point, with highs in the low 70s (I may be too cold. Take it back, no I won’t). My costume is almost ready, my body is almost ready.
Six days and counting until…
How was your training week? Any races, events or competitions?