Butler 5 Miler Training : Struggle Bus
I'm just going to warn you all today- this week sucked. It happens to me every year and I've come to expect it- the first hot and humid week of the season is always so hard. I feel sluggish and slow, and running a mile feels like I'm finishing a marathon! Luckily this was a "step-down" week in my 5 miler training plan, so there weren't too many miles on my schedule. I hope that forcing myself outside on hot days (and waiting until later in the day to run) helps me adapt to the hot weather faster! Here's hoping to feeling better in the coming months!
3 miles / 9:28 pace
I went on an easy run around North Park, and then met up with Dan and Selma at the dog park. Nice easy way to start the week!
No running, but I did my arm workout for the day. I also went to Tuesday Trivia, and didn't win again! It's still fun, so always worth it :)
3.5 miles / 8:16 pace
I had 400 meter repeats on my plan, so I headed down to the track after work to get it down. Unfortunately, the track was packed with some kind of group and I didn't feel like weaving around people, so I decided to take my speed work to North Park and use the quarter mile posts as my markers. I did a half mile warmup, followed by 5x 1/4 mile with 1/4 mile jog between reps. I ended with a cool down jog and was STEAMING at the end! It was definitely warm out- close to the 90's!
No running, but did a leg workout and took Selma to the park for a hike.
3 miles / 9:31 pace
I was supposed to do my second speed workout, but we spent all day out of the house. We had some errands to run and ended up being out from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening. The last thing I felt like doing was going for a run, so I decided to skip my run and just do my yoga and core work. The highlight of the day was trying out a brewery on my Tour De Beer list- All Saints Brewing. If you're ever in the Greensburg area you HAVE to stop by- one of my favorite breweries I've ever visited.
This whole run was a struggle fest! It was so humid and hot out, and I just felt so miserable this entire run. I shut off my watch within the first mile because I didn't care about time, I just wanted to get through the run. I'm just happy that I actually finished the run and didn't quit, so at least something positive came out of it.