Friday, August 8, 2008

It's been a slow week....literally

I have just felt like I am trudging along this week. Maybe it is the oppressive humidity. Well... it sure seemed oppressive to me. It is probably not nearly as bad as the humidity many of you East of here are facing. When it is getting up towards 90 degrees, 80 per cent humidity just makes me feel slow and sweaty. It was even super muggy down at the beach on Tuesday. I was a sweaty mess.

I barely got out there and ran this week. I ran almost 2.5 miles on Tuesday before my daughter and I were done with the stroller. We were at the beach and she had no desire to stay couped up in that stroller. I wasn't feeling it so much either, so we went walking on the beach and got our feet wet in the ocean.

Wednesday's run was a little better. I ran four miles around my neighborhood. The first mile and a half or so was four loops around my block which includes some decent hills. Then I sprinted (as much as I could) up a very steep hill. Hill repeats-- check. I tried to do a bit of a tempo run for the rest of it, but I just can't seem to go very fast by myself. One of my splits was 9:11, but it is mostly downhill. My average pace for the entire run was 9:30. It's not bad, but definitely not the tempo that I would like to see as I am approaching the half marathon next weekend.

Thursday and Friday, I just couldn't get myself out of bed. On Thursday, I think I had some sort of migraine (odd visual disturbances followed by a headache that lasted all day) and Friday was just being lazy, I'm afraid. So I only ran twice during the week. hmmmff.

Funny story about Wednesday. I wore my oldest and most comfy running shorts. Toward the end of that short run, I surprisingly found myself getting a bit of chafing between my legs. I chalked it up to the icky humidity, but was disappointed that I would start having to use BodyGlide for short runs when I have barely needed it for long ones in the past. When I got home, I realized that my shorts were on BACKWARDS. *blush* Maybe the lack of sleep is getting to me ;-D


Kristin said...

I can beat your backwards shorts... a few months ago I went to the Y at 5 a.m. and someone pointed out to me that my pants were inside out--obvious by the prominently displayed label. Not so bad? Well, when I was about to leave I realized that although the pants were grey knit, there was a part of them that had a white lining. Yes. Like wearing your underwear on the outside of your clothes. I kept my legs together and practically ran to my car!

Lisa said...

LOL!!! Ok, you win. That is hilarious (although probably not at the time). Thanks for the early morning, pre-run chuckle!

RunnerMom said...

That's hilarious! But in high humidity, Body Glide can't hurt even on short runs!

Do you go a little crazy running 4 loops around your block? I do. But I need to get over it because it's a safe place to run, I can stop and get water each time I pass my house, and it's ultra convenient.

tamara said...

That is TOO FUNNY!! Sounds like something I would do... I haven't needed the Body Glide yet, but I have heard all about it. I am dreading the day. Sorry you had a weird week. There must be something in the air.

Anonymous said...

I've still never used BodyGlide. All my running friends RAVE about the stuff, but so far I haven't needed it and I don't feel the desire to start using it until a need arises.

Oh, and stopping to play in the ocean with your daughter sounds like a great thing to do during a run, even if it wasn't planned! You're lucky you have that option.

Anonymous said...

I so wish I could say that I don't have to use Body glide. but it's my best friend, honestly.


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