Sunday, August 2, 2009

No Humidity?

The calendar tells me it is August but you couldn't tell by the weather. For the first time I can remember August has started out with 2 days of absolutely no humidity! August 1st was even in the 60's (and nasty rainy)! Now that's a bit too cool for the girl who loves summer but I'm am definitely loving the no humidity during the running.

Saturday I was able to sleep in and go for my 15 mile long slow run around 8:30 am. That would not have been possible the last couple of summers. The run felt incredible despite some minor GI issues towards the last few miles. The only real problem I had was keeping it as slow as I needed because the weather was so incredibly ideal. Today I had a 5 mile recovery run. It was not only a recovery from my long run but from my friend's party as well. We crazy kids kept it tame on Saturday. I nursed the Coors Light but man did I consume every cookie, cupcake, scotcharoo, and cake I could find. You had to roll me out of there last night :) Of course I grabbed a couple more sweets for the long car ride home! Despite my poor fueling the recovery run went well. Again, the only problem I had on the 5 miles this afternoon was keeping it slow. Every time I looked at garmy he showed me at a slightly faster pace than I thought I was keeping. I decided to give up the good fight and let my legs do their thing.

I would have to say this is an excellent end to week 2 of training! I logged 39 miles this week - woo hoo! Week 3 and the 42 miles I need is going to be a big challenge for me. I have a day trip Monday (6 am flight - boo!) to Queens. So Monday will be a rest day unless I am super motivated and awake when I get back home around 7 pm. Based on history it's going to be a rest day from running ;) Wednesday Jacob and I will be driving back to Ohio to help out Dad who will be undergoing his 2nd chemo treatment on Thursday. I am not the best about running when I'm visiting the family and there aren't a plethora of trails/places to run. I am bound and determined to make it happen though! At least to do my best!

19 comments:

audgepodge said...

Good luck training in Ohio! I hear ya, I'm horrible with training when I'm home. Hope all goes well with your dad.

aron said...

great job on the week girl!! hope that humidity stays away :)

D10 said...

Oh, scotcharoos are so good! Sounds like you had a great week. I am very jealous that you guys got some nice days with no humidity! I hope all goes smoothly with your dad's second treatment.

J said...

Great job on the runs this weekend - it has been super nice out to run! Good luck this week with everything and hope all goes well with your family!

Mark said...

Way to go!! Hope you can manage the 42 this week! Hope your Dad is doing well.

KAT said...

Wow, good job! Oh, and I'm totally jealous of the nice weather with no humidity you had! Thats so nice to run in.

Tara said...

Great job on the mileage! I'm originally from Missouri and I remember the humidity. UGH!! I hated running in it!
Tara

bill carter said...

Hi Jamie

I actually started laughing as I was reading this post. Nursing a Coors light? Consuming every...? I will admit that I love my beer along with just about as much food as I can get.

Congrats on the 39 miles! 42 will be no problem for you.

X-Country2 said...

Great mileage and good luck next week!

Jess said...

I can't believe you were able to sleep in that late and still get 15 miles in without dying! Jealous hah!

Jeri said...

I hear ya! I'm In LOVE with the cooler weather. I started my 11 at 8:30am also and never got too hot or sweaty. Just makes the run so. much. better. great job on your training and your AWESOMe mileage for the week. WHOO! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm enjoying the summer without so much humidity too! Good luck to your dad's treatments... sucks that he, you and the family are having to go through all that. Safe travels.

runner26 said...

yay for low humidity! it looks like we won't be able to meet up for a run this week. maybe next time. i hope things go well with your dad.

kristen said...

Yay for no humidity. I don't know how you do it. I hope everything goes good for your dad.

MCM Mama said...

Great job on the week! Hope you can get some mileage in this week and that your dad's treatment goes well.

Marlene said...

Great job on the run!

I would kill for some temps in the 60s right now. We had a cool July but August is shaping up to be waaaay too hot and humid for my liking. Boo!

Good luck with the travels/scheduling this week.

Xenia said...

Wow, 42 miles in week 3? What's your highest weekly mileage going to be in this training cycle?

Apologies if you've already addressed this in a previous post. I'm behind as always.

kilax said...

Good luck to your dad this week :)

I have a major sweet tooth too. I think my body tolerates it better now that I run so much, but I wish I could cut it out.

I am happy your 15-miler was so awesome! Woo hoo!

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