Thanks for your marathon advice last week on Facebook and elsewhere! I’m three weeks into marathon training, so you know, just 15 more to go. So far I am loving it. Life is getting very busy and these runs serve as a sanity check that I don’t know that I would otherwise take. The weather – for anyone reading outside the eastern seaboard – has been brutal. Hot, humid and just a sweaty mess. I downloaded the AccuWeather app last month so we could check the weather for our wedding weekend from a 10th source and now I get bright orange HEAT ADVISORY alerts three times a day.
Like everyone else, I probably should drink more water before/during/after runs but please add that to the list next to stretching of easy advice I’m not taking.
Here’s what went down last week:
Monday: I ran the NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K in Prospect Park. I ran with my friend Caroline which was a treat. It was a steamy night but such a fun race. I never run in Prospect Park so the change of scene and course was great.
Tuesday: A few hours after Monday evening’s 5K, I was up and at ‘em early Tuesday morning to take a NYRR interval training class. We did 800s (half mile intervals). It was hot. Running is hard/amazing/all the feelings.
Wednesday: Didn’t work out
Thursday: Late night Refine Method class. This was tough but work has been so busy that I felt super grateful to make it to class at all.
Friday: Didn’t work out
Saturday: 6.7-mile run in Central Park. Saturday was SO hot and SO humid and I listened to Hamilton the entire time. They did not have A/C back then, so you know, same same.
Sunday: 4-mile run in Central Park. Compared to the brutal run on Saturday, running 4 miles in 80 degrees was sweaty but fine. Then I foam rolled.
We’re actually doing the HALF marathon that weekend and saving ourselves for the NYC Marathon in November but I love our bright new shirts!
How was your week? Are you training for a fall race?