Ten. Ten weeks of Hansons Marathon Training down. Eighteen weeks total. Eight to go. I’ve crested. Now it’s time to descend.
And I have not died.
In the effort of full disclosure, I did think I was dying of heat exhaustion on Thursday, when Humidity Killed My Tempo Run, but I managed to survive somewhat unscathed. Dehydrated, dizzy, and nauseous, but alive. Lesson learned. Relive the hot mess, HERE. Stay tuned for next week’s recap. Which actually may kill me. If it doesn’t, I plan on treating myself to a day at a spa, a magnum of champs and a goddamn superhero cape. I have no idea how I’m going to pull it off. Stay tuned, Poodles! But for now, let’s talk about Colby’s Week 10!
Monday: Easy 6 Miles. This was the day after My Sunday Long Run. It sucked. My legs bitched and moaned the entire time. Like a Good Runner, I ignored them.
Tuesday: Intervals. 3 x 1600m, 600m recovery. 3 mile warm up/cool down. If I thought Monday was awful, Tuesday was abysmal. It is here, Dear Reader, that a heat wave rolled it’s humid ass right on in. And stayed the whole week. It was like that annoying drunk friend who’s keys you’ve taken away. Now they’re just stuck on your couch, blathering away, when you just want to take your bra off and hit the goddamn hay. In other words, things shot straight to Hell. I ran those intervals. And promptly got nauseous.
Wednesday: Well I’ll be damned. REST DAY. I wept. I did weep. Tears of Joy because one of my blog posts was featured on Ilovetorun.org!!! Read the original, HERE. They’re the eBib people! I was totally honored. Check out I ❤ to Run on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Best Rest Day EVER! YAHOO!
Thursday: GAH. Tempo Run turned into 7 Mile Easy Run because humidity.
Friday: Tempo Run Take Two! 8 miles at goal marathon pace. 2 mile warm up. 2 mile cool down. 12 Miles Total. Stick a fork in me. DONE. Holy Fatigue.
Saturday: 10 Mile Easy Run. This was my punishment for flip flopping those runs. Legs felt like the last 6 of a marathon. THE WHOLE RUN. Then we hopped on our old cruisers, Carlos and Trixie, and explored a beatiful little park we had no idea existed a mere stone’s throw from where we live. I love an adventure. Oh. And 10 more miles on my whip.Sunday: 10 Mile Easy Run. Groundhog Day. Only my legs weren’t quite as pooped. I have no idea how that is possible, but I’ll take it! Then we took Leon James, Evil Beagle and Drunk Otis for a hike that ended with a swim. Because you know, I didn’t exercise enough this week. 🙂
- Total Number of Miles Run: 52
- Gallons of Sweat Lost: 4
- Number of Sticks Eaten Whilst Fetching: 5
How do you fare in humid temps? Have you discovered a “Secret Spot” of your very own, right in your own backyard? How did we miss it?!?