I finished the 6th week of my Disney Dopey Challenge Training (if you can’t tell from the title). It was my last unofficial training week, because this week begins week 1 of the Hal Higdon training plan. Why did I have to do pre-training training? Because week 1’s long run is 13 miles. So I have to be prepared for that.
Week 6 was supposed to include a kind of an easy weekend of running. The weekend long run was supposed to be only 6 miles (but I accidentally did 7) with Project Run 214.
It’s still miserably hot for running around here, no matter how early you get up. So humid too. After the run I sat down on the ground for a minute and left a heart shaped stain of butt sweat.
Afterward we did my fave thing to do after an early run, we went to breakfast and exchanged running war stories and ideas. Yes to eggs, must satisfy that “Runger”!
Then Sunday Runday was supposed to be only a cross training day. I made mine a 6 mile trail run with friends. We ran through Erwin Park in McKinney, TX. It’s a great park, but there are usually lots of mountain bikers on the trail that you have to watch out for. It was also kind of freaky hearing all the gun shots going off from the surrounding fields – apparently dove season has opened and people were out shooting birds. Only one of us was hit, but luckily he had on a bullet proof vest. Just kidding. But not kidding, it was cool to see the recreational hot air ballooners flying from and around the park. My one friend snapped this pic as we were leaving.
After the run we did my fave thing again – breakfast! Where for some reason we took a group photo in the restroom. Runners are weird I guess.
Anyways, pretty good weekend of running and eating. No the training officially kicks in, and I’m ready. I’m also ready for some cooler temps. When football season starts, I know we’re close to cooling down some (I hope).
Hope you got a good sweat or two in this past weekend!