Disney World Dopey Challenge – 4 straight days of races in Jan – 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2. On the Hal Higdon plan I’m following, his week’s start on Monday…er, ok. Mine start on Sunday, but whatevs. Going by his plan, it looks like this:
Mon – Rest, Tues – 4 miles, Wed – 7 miles, Thurs – 4 miles, Fri – Rest, Sat – 10 miles, Sun – Cross Train. I also have a couple gym sessions in there, and still deciding on my cross – Def yoga, but maybe a little trail run too? We shall see.
This is one of the “easy” “off” weeks that we are rewarded with after pulling a back to back weekend of runs. This past weekend was a 6 miler followed by 16.
This morning’s run was kind of eerie. Not many people on the roads, not much light from the crescent moon, very overcast, mighty windy (around 20 mph), humid humid – 90%, and 70 degrees. So yes, my tank top was soaked. The weird thing was that most of the run there was a faint smell of skunk in the air. I hate coming across skunks on my runs. I have yet to be sprayed, but I’d rather avoid any chance. Believe you me you, I was analyzing every shadow to see if there was a white stripe in there (no, I’m not talking about Jack White). Luckily, ole Peppy never revealed himself to me today. Maybe he smelled my musk from my sweat and it was too much to handle, so he scurried off.
My only dilemma this week is that I usually get up early before work to run. If you don’t know, I work as a TV producer. And the problem is that I have an early shoot on Wed. So I’d have to get up extra extra early to get my 7 miles in. I’d say I should just wait and do it in the afternoon, but we’re supposed to have a massive storm roll through town. Don’t think I want to be running in hail weather.
Oh crizzap, I think I just convinced myself to get up at the butt crack of dawn. I guess it’s good training, after all for the Disney races, we have to wake up at 2 a.m. Yes, it’s an early check in and start time, so the alarm goes off at 2 flippin a.m.
How’s bouts yous guys? Ever come across a skunk on a run? What’s the earliest you’ve gotten up to run?