Saturday, August 29, 2009

a week of very little running...

It was week three of being a single mom. Kenny is staying with his parents and working in Orange County, coming home on Friday nights. I'm not going to lie... these weeks have been LONG weeks. I have a renewed respect for single moms.

The only time I might find to run is when both kids are in school. I can't run before 9 a.m. Because I am not training for a specific race right now, my midweek runs are falling lower on the priority list. I have a TON of stuff to get done during the week to get ready to move. In addition to that, we have had record heat this week. I had considered taking the kids to the track one evening, but it has been over 100 until after dark. No thank you. So I only ran once this week.

I went out for an easy five miler. It was over 80 when I started and well into the 90's when I finished. Thankfully, the humidity has been a bit lower (which means no clouds in the morning and a bright, hot sun). I didn't have a goal pace, but wanted to run a nice easy pace that was a bit faster than my "training" pace. I settled nicely into a pace of just under 9:30. It started feeling pretty tough toward the end. I was sweating a LOT. When I returned to my car and saw 100 on the temperature gauge, I understood why it was so tough.

I am looking forward to a nice run tomorrow. I can go early to beat the heat and take my time, giving Daddy plenty of quality time with the kids.

7 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

you ran in 100 degree weather?!?!?

i think you get extra credit for that.

Irish Cream said...

Agreed . . . that is just ridiculously HOT! Hope you have a nice leisurely run tomorrow--you've more than earned it!! :)

Irene said...

It surely had been warm! 100 degrees IS just downright toasty! Enjoy hydrating this weekend!

jillwillrun said...

I haven't been getting as much running in as I have wanted lately either. Work has just been so busy! It's hard when life gets in the way, huh? :-)

I hope things are going alright for you, especially in this transition-time!

Terri said...

Running in 90-100 degrees makes you my hero. So sorry to have been MIA for so long.

I can only imagine how insane it is to take care of both kids without help.

Aka Alice said...

OMG girl...you ran in this heat?

I ran once indoors last week, and even then I thought I was going to have heatstroke! GAH!

RunnerMom said...

Wow, that's hot! I can't believe you ran when it was 100 degrees!

You had a great End of Summer Fire Run. 7:30 miles---awesome!

I'm supposed to peak at 42 miles for about 3-4 weeks, but I'm not 100% sure I'll do it. I may peak at 35-38 for 4-6 weeks instead. Either way, it's better than my one little week of 31 miles before the last marathon!

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