It seems like the heat wave is all the rave lately 🙂 no matter which blogs I read, what news channel I watch or how many times I consult the recent news feed on Facebook … SOMEONE is talking about how freakin’ hot it’s been. NJ is no exception even though we had a week of blissful weather just 5 short days ago. Of course the night before last our A/C broke just in time for 95 degree temps! Thankfully it was a simple fix and we were back to enjoying a nice cool house last night. These temps are also messing with my running mojo … that’s for darn sure!
Week #6 of NYC Marathon training went off without a hitch 🙂 Due to some scheduling conflicts, I was forced to do my long run on the treadmill at the gym. It wasn’t super horrible but I definitely prefer being outdoors for runs! Here’s how last week’s training shaped up:
- Sunday – 4 miles at a quick (for me!) pace
- Monday – 3 miles of cross training on the elliptical
- Tuesday – 6.2 miles on the TM
- Wednesday – OFF
- Thursday – Speedwork on TM 3.7 miles
- Friday – 11 miles TM
- Saturday – OFF
- WEEKLY TOTAL = 27.9 miles
I cannot believe I’m already into week #7 of training!! This week has been off to a bit of a crappy start since I didn’t get out and run on Sunday and Monday’s cross training workout was sub par. I rallied back with a 5 miler outside yesterday evening — it was steamy and slow….but I was out there! The heat index is going to be steadily climbing for the rest of the week and I was going to “wimp out” and do my long run inside again…..but after reaching out to one of my ACS coaches — he pretty much told me to suck it up, get outside, hydrate well and go slow if you have to!! So this Saturday I’ll be greeted with a 5:15 alarm and off I’ll go to get in a 12 miler before it becomes unbearable outside.
Do you get discouraged when the heat slows you down?