Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday Workout Update

I don't have much to report on this week - we spent the weekend in Dallas visiting Allie, so we didn't run on Saturday, and yesterday I was on my own for my run...and while I had a plan, it didn't end up being much of a run.  Since I was going to meet Jenny at the park for our weekly walk, I decided to get there about 45 minutes early and do my run - sure, it would be a little later in the morning, but I don't like running in the dark by myself, so this was my best option.

I got there and decided to try running half a mile without stopping, and I did, but it was rough going.  Of course, I didn't do any kind of warm up walk beforehand, and it was nearly 80 degrees with high humidity, so conditions weren't conducive for a good run, regardless.  I walked another half mile or so after that run, and then from a distance, I saw Jenny pulling into the parking lot, so I ran to meet up with her.  That felt like an entirely different run - in a good way - so obviously I need to A) warm up; and B) know that for me, running just sucks in the beginning.

We ended up walking 3.25 miles; I wish I could force myself to get out and do that several times each week, on top of whatever running I do, but I have met the enemy and that enemy is me, to badly paraphrase Commodor Perry's quote...or in other words, I'm still too lazy for my own good.

We have a sweet little 5K race on Saturday and I think most of our Renegades are running it, so that should be fun; after this race, there's nothing on the books until September.  Racing season in Texas is very short compared to other states, thanks to our stifling hot weather.  That doesn't stop us from running, though I'm not sure what that says about us - we are the crazy people who pretty much run year-round, but now that I think about it, most runners are crazy, so I guess this is pretty much normal.

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  1. Its that time of year again where our bodies have to acclimate to the high humidity. Bummer about your run not going well it happens to all of us at one time or another. On the bright side you got a good long walk in with your friend.
    Now would be a good time to go to the gym and get your
    strength training inside in the air condish.

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    1. My body is definitely not used to such high heat/humidity quite yet, but I'll get there...I have no choice. And I could go to the gym but I'll always be running, outside, because I just like being outdoors better.

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  2. I have a small 5K race coming up Saturday too. I have not been training because of foot pain but its for girls on the run and I am a running buddy so its not like I 'm racing for my own good. Because of the weather being so warm, i think the race of the races around here for the summer are only 5ks. I never participated in any of them before but i think this is my year to try some new ones as I get back into running more regularly. The thing is the 5ks around here are so expensive for what you get.
    Anyway, Walking with friends is the best. I feel like when i run with a friend I'm like "are we almost done"? But when I walk with a friend I could go 10 miles because the conversation is always so good! Good luck this weekend if you race!

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    1. That is suppose to say :" the REST of the races around here are 5ks"

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    2. I agree with you on the cost of 5Ks being pretty expensive - there are some around here that cost $30-35!! That is too much. The one we're doing on Saturday was only $15, and it's a benefit, too.

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  3. I was talking with someone yesterday about my running and I told him that I actually prefer longer distances because I feel like it takes me a full 5K to warm up and then I hit my stride. So, imagine most days during the week I only run 3-4 miles and know that I feel the suck every. single. day. Just as I feel I'm running well, I have to go home and get ready for work. Sigh.

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    1. Sigh, indeed. I usually settle into a run about mile 3...which if you'll notice, I only run 2.5 - 3.1 on a weekday, so yeah.

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  4. My enemy has been myself lately, too. I need to stop talking myself out of getting my exercise!

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  5. I am definitely my own worse enemy!!!!!

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  6. Yep, I could say the same thing - I thought with not working it would be easy peasy to get to the gym for two hour sessions - um, that's only happened a handful of times. I realized this week that I need to pencil it in like a doctor appointment and stick to it.

    Glad you spent the weekend with Allie! Hope she's doing well :D

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    1. Yep, you have to have a set time for exercise or else the day just gets away from you...

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  7. It's interesting reading about your heat and humidity when it was 45 degrees when we rode to breakfast this morning!

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    1. Yesterday afternoon it was so hot - I checked the weather, and while the temperature was 89 degrees, the heat index made it feel like 98 degrees...yay? I'm envious of your 45 degrees...we won't see that number until November, if we're lucky.

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  8. It's always tough running in the warm weather! As much as we Chicagoans grumble about our weather, it's pretty sweet for running--except in January!

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    1. Yeah, I wouldn't be running in the snow like you do, but your weather is better overall for running.

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  9. How is Allie doing?

    I might have asked it before but don't you walk Paco? A dog is a great reason to go out and walk. I don't like walking by myself but with Bella I don't mind and walk her every day.

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    1. We don't walk Paco; honestly, it's so humid here that unless we're outside to run, walking isn't a pleasant experience. Plus, our backyard is huge and he can run around out there.

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