Not a typo in the title, I just invented the word for week recap. Anyway, last week’s runs went fine. The mileage is still low, which is frustrating, but good too. The weekdays only had my run 10 miles total. Then came the weekend’s back to back runs. Saturday called for 3 miles, I went a tad further. Sunday called for 12 miles, I didn’t go a tad further. Sunday was hot again and humid again. I met a friend at White Rock Lake (9 mile loop) before sunrise…it didn’t matter, the weather was still pretty miserable for running. We did pretty good the first 7 miles, but by then the sun was up and blazing. It was a bit of a struggle the next 3 miles, then a noticeable struggle the last 2.
Now I follow some big time runners on Twitter – Hal Higdon, Jeff Galloway, etc. And I can’t remember who, but one of them likes to tweet that your “wall” hits at the mile of your previous long run’s last mile. I’m finding this to be true. So that partly explains my struggles the last couple miles. But I also know the heat plays a role too. And I found myself wishing for fall temps. I have hope with the start of English football and American football, and the fact that the calendar says “September” that it hopefully it will start to cool soon.
But we got her done. That’s what counts. Injury free, that’s what really counts. So on to the next week. Keep on keepin on. Bring it!