Another slogfest of a run last night at Coventry Woods. I can't say it was the heat, I just don't feel right on the rocky trails some days, um, I mean most days. Mixed up my normal route slightly for about 6.5 mile run. Still sort of hot out there last night. There was a hint of storms in the air (distant thunder) but alas no rain during my run. It poured overnight, early morning with a loud bright thunder boomer.
Planet of fitness today at lunch. Might take the Lady for a short doggie joggie as the heat wave has broken though it's still a bit humid.
Im glad the storm missed you.
thunderstorms - except while running! I'm so clumsy. I didn't run rocky/rooty trails well before, and I'm too chicken to run them now. It only takes me smooth asphalt to trip me up
2018-07-06 1:34 PM
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64º & cloudy at 0745
North Face Ultra TR II
6 miles at nearly 8500 feet in Colorado......only about 8100 feet higher elevation than I am used to running at.....and wasn't too bad as I ran the same pace I usually run.
After a night of wine drinking.
My SIL's wedding is this afternoon....she will have beautiful weather.
Whoa! Strong work!
Nice run! Enjoy the wedding!
enjoy the wedding, and the lovely scenery!
nice job! Whew!
LOVE Colorado. Enjoy the wedding
I hope that you ran on a trail!! Good work though on the elevation. I sucked wind the first few miles of most of my runs out there. Who knew smooth single track through a scenic meadow could feel so hard?!
2018-07-06 4:38 PM
Does the lower wind resistance offset the reduced oxygen in the air? Nice run. Enjoy the wedding. Did you get inked yet?
I hope it's going well! We will be heading out that way tomorrow
9km Molly and me in the rain.....Happy Appleton Day...some call it Aphelion the sun and a moon and some kind of orbit thing going on or to me a tasty rum....ask that N70SAK dude for the science explanation
I take it that Molly likes the rain?
She loves it....those labs prefer the mud and water (slush and snow) over everything else
Rest day! Though will go for a stroll/photo shoot around campus shortly.
The heat finally broke. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
yay for the heat breaking!
This morning it was torrentially thunderstorming so DH and I made the wise decision not to go outside and bike.
So that will happen this afternoon. 8 miles on the schedule plus strength training (which we never do).
Last night I swam 300 yards in the pool and then ran 5 miles. The run felt better than the last few, but it still didn't feel good. My legs constantly feel dead, and I'm even having trouble walking up the stairs at work.
I am blaming that on all of the swimming and biking since my running miles are low right now. Maybe if I did the strength training that I never do but is always on the schedule then my legs would get stronger and they wouldn't feel dead all the time.
Happy Friday y'all!
it is hard to fit everything in, strength training always takes a back seat.
Nice variety tho
softball too? are you eating enough? sleeping enough? etc etc. feeling so sore isn't a good sign and i'd work on recovery a bit more rather than piling on more work. i sometimes get that way too and it's tough to figure out.
Well I'd say you made the right defision! Storms not good for outdoor recreation.
As far as your dead legs... I haven't been following enough to give advice. I definitely go through blah periods, but if it's THAT bad for long enough, you made want to take a closer look maybe even with a doc. Struggling to walk upstairs sounds bad, unless of course it's the typical DOMS just you can pinpoint.
For the third weekend in a row I will be traveling for part of the weekend with my kiddo, and my DH leaves today on another trip. I know this sounds obnoxiously entitled, so feel free to roll your eyes at me. But it is tiring-we all just need a quiet weekend at home. Hopefully next weekend, because after that we are gone again!
DH is going to a good friend's wedding, the travel is somewhat difficult-not exotic, just hard to get to-so I decided not to go. But then a business trip for me came up for next Tuesday. My brother, SIL and their baby live where my meeting is so I am taking N. She can hang out with her aunt and baby cousin while I work. It should be good and she is so excited that she gets to come on a work trip with me.
Totally understand needing a quiet weekend at home. You about as opposite as "obnoxiously entitled" as anyone person I know!
2018-07-06 4:48 PM
What she said
Very cool you’re bringing N along with you.
Glad the work trip worked out so you can take N! That will be fun for her.
Totally understand the need for a quiet weekend at home!
my idea of an ideal weekend is nothing scheduled! but then i cram all kinds of things in and overschedule it.
i totally get wanting a quiet weekend and travel is very taxing.
I realized that N and I are traveling four of five consecutive weekends. Poor planning on my part.
Oh I get it! Except I'd love to send everyone else away and me stay at home.
7.2 miles in my neighborhood. Since my running partner who likes the hills is at the beach, I ran a lot of out and backs on the flatter roads.
2018-07-06 4:46 PM
I’m pretty sure your running partner is running on flat terrain at the beach. Nice run!
Ha! I would do the same thing. I know you're somewhere in the Triangle, but not sure exactly what part.
SDO for me due to a 9:30am annual eye doc appt that included dilating my eyes. The good news, my 65 year old eyes are the same as they were a year ago and the tweaking to my contact lens script he did last year (so that I don't need to use reading glasses) hasn't messed anything up! I have been in glasses since the appt. since I've been too lazy once the dilation wore off to put the contacts back in
Running related stuff I did today...for one of the races my club puts on each summer an organization from Philly that provides life mentoring & running coaches for Philadelphia (and now Camden, NJ) middle & HS students brings their "teams" (by school) to our race (next Tuesday). Since they are 100% donation (mostly corporate) funded and the kids don't pay for anything, including race entries, our race works out great since we've kept it free for anyone claiming to be a full time student since we started the series in 1993. The organization covers the $5 entry fee for the adult coaches that run with the kids. We don't have "regular" pre-registration but we learned years ago that while we can handle the usual ~100 or so entries on race evening, adding another 200-300 to that is nuts! So, I have them send me a spreadsheet of their students & coaches who will run (since they need to gather that info for their transportation anyway) and I print out mailing labels & paste them on bibs. Did all 262 of them this afternoon.
Might meet a few people from a local Facebook triathlon page for a bike ride tomorrow morning.
The gym is having a 3 week contest synched with the Tour de France stages. The member participating in the most cycling classes from 7 - 29 July gets a free pair of cycling shoes...reported to be $150 value. We were asked to use the Tour de France theme in our classes as best we could. I have 3 classes set for next week that sort of mimic the terrain of the stage Tour riders will be riding each day. I get to do them twice on Monday & Thursday since I'm teaching an extra class those days for an instructor on vacation.
2018-07-06 4:45 PM
Good stuff in there! Great to get kids running and great to motivate gym members to participate in classes. I love the Tour de France themed classes, complete with mimicking the terrain of that day’s stage
Do you do the one contact thing? I switched to that last year. Took a few months for me to adjust, but I like it now. I find it's great for reading and OK for distance. I struggle some with mid distance like working on a computer.
2018-07-07 4:45 AM
No, two lenses. One is set up for distance & the other for close. I've had it that way for years but over time I needed to use reading glasses with them for reading newsprint (yes I still read a "hardcopy" newspaper), then the computer screen, etc. My doc adjusted the prescription last year & since then I haven't needed the reading glasses!
Several years ago we had a thunderstorm come up quickly near the end of a race our club puts on. We had results boards made from drop ceiling tiles. Had them flat on a table & the pre-storm wind caught one & it took off like a frisbee...got me squarely on the bridge of my nose and one eye. For a bit I couldn't tell if it knocked a contact lens out or if it got pushed into a corner of my eye. Eventually I concluded it was gone. Driving 5 miles home with one lens...in the dark...in a drizzling rain, was scary! Haven't had that situation repeat but since then I've always had a pair of glasses with me as backup!
Biked to work. With my passport. Worked a full day, then took a Lyft to the airport. Flying to Toronto in a few minutes. Driving home tomorrow.
Have a safe trip
Chilling now. Ran 9ish very easy in the muck this morning. I did venture up a big steep hill that I haven't done in over a year. Very slow, but no walking or stopping. I used to conveniently need to stop to tie a shoe or check my watch or something before.
finished with Bulk
arms at newgym (now only gym since old gym closed) one of my new favorite exercises - tricep kickbacks but in (high one handed) plank. These workouts are killer. They are short (30 min), but have so little rest. Sometimes just enough to pick up a heavier weight.
Got off work at noon to take care of crap before vacation. Cleaned the house, did laundry, packed my stuff, DS1 came home with conveniently more laundry
, made dinner... Now I'm pooped.
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-07-07 5:15 PM
We were camping in Minnesota with friends.
An hour on the SUP on the Little Iowa River and Lake Louise followed by a 4.7 mile run on the trails.
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