Sunday, August 12, 2007

A pretty good week of training

I swam easy on Thursday and just did not run on Friday. The heat and humidity in DC have caused the air quality here to be AWFUL. Joe and I ran hills on Wednesday and did not stay out for more than 40 minutes. When I returned I checked the temp and it was 82 and felt like 90 at 6 am. Thats just not healthy.

Saturday was much cooler and I participated in a DC Tri Club ride. The ride was moderate hilly and was a scheduled no drop ride. I did the 32 mile loop and attacked the hills pretty hard and did an all out sprint the last 5 flat miles. I felt that would be a good workout in preparation for Chicago in two weeks.

I was suppose to run a 20K today out in Leesburg, VA. However my stomach decided that was not a good idea about 1 am. I did not sleep much from 1 am to about 6. I finally got back to sleep and slept in until 8ish. I was feeling better and decided to get in a shorter run before it got too hot.

I ended up doing about 5.5 miles in 55:20. I felt weak and sluggish in the beginning but I was able to get my legs going after about 3 miles. I took my camera with me on the run and I found lost DC Tri Club Water bottle that had been washed up on Four Mile Run.

I did throw it away after I snapped the picture. I ran on the Mt Vernon Trail and passed Potomac Landing and had a great shot of the sail boats.

I finished up the run and felt ok. There is no way that my stomach would have let me run 20K today. Some days you just have to listen to your body.


Xena said...

Sunday was just a sick day. I didn't run either after waking up with yet another sore throat.

Of course, now I don't get to taunt you since I didn't run it either.

Jenn said...

kudos to you for keeping up the training in this heat! I never thought that I'd wish I had a treadmill for my long runs until I moved to the south....

BTW - nice looking blog format - it looks oddly familiar!