7/15/13 – 7/21/13
Phew, this week was the hottest week we’ve had so far this summer in Southeastern Virginia. It unfortunately made for a week full of treadmill runs… ugh what a drag. Thank goodness for iPhones and television apps, because I would have been bored out of my mind otherwise. At least running on the treadmill lets me catch up with my shows…
So here’s how this week added up:
Tuesday: morning run, 3.6 miles on the treadmill; finished watching an episode of ABC’s Mistresses; 10:30/pace
Wednesday: lazy day? We’re all entitled to these right? Trae was home during the afternoon, so we grabbed a late lunch, crashed, and caught up on some True Blood. It was a much needed day of “doing nothing.”
Thursday: morning run, 5.1 miles on the treadmill, accompanied by some more Mistresses; 10:17/pace
Friday: 6 miles, on the treadmill, yet again… 10:31/pace
Saturday: rest; Brooks PureConnect 2 in the new summer color came today… I was very excited, can you tell?
Sunday: morning long trail run, 12 miles; it was tough, and hot. My running friend and I conquered some trails we hadn’t ventured in quite a while. It was a tough run that included some sandy sections and some hills. The heat mixed with the terrain made for a difficult run. I am not a big fan of energy gels, the texture at that point in the run just doesn’t work out for me. I really need to find an alternative for these hot long runs. Based on my height/weight, I lost 1300 calories on this run. 1300 calories is about what I eat in a day, so my energy at the end was hitting empty. Any suggestions? I was thinking about bringing some saltines or pretzels along next time.
TOTAL: 26.7 miles
6 weeks down, 17 weeks to go!
How did your weekly miles add up???
What do you use for energy during long runs? Has anyone tried the Honey Stinger Waffles?
Any other good shows I should be catching up on?