Even though it’s a holiday weekend I still completed my training runs…yay!
August 30: Planned workout 5 miles alternating 5 min run/1 min walk
Unfortunately the hot, humid weather didn’t take a holiday…ugh! I met up with two running buddies and we went to the path that runs along the Catawba River; at least it was mostly shaded at 8am. The humidity was thick and I could literally see it hoovering above the water. I paced myself pretty well trying to stay between 12:30-13:00 min/mile except for the couple extra walk breaks in miles 4 & 5. I forgot to start my Garmin right at the beginning so I had to run an extra .2 to hit 5 miles – it’s the OCD in me!!
September 1: Planned workout 35 minutes alternating 6 min run/1 min walk
The humidity just won’t seem to let go of us and I couldn’t muster the mental fortitude to run outside this morning so I went to Anytime Fitness. This weather is one of the main reasons I have the membership! After a 5 min warm up, I set the treadmill at 4.8 and started the workout; I slowed to 4.0 during the walk segments. When I had completed 35 mins I was close to 3 miles that I kept going – again, the OCD in me!!