Okay! So this weekend- I’m not sure if it was as hot everywhere in the US as it was in Cleveland, OH but it was almost unbearable when it came to my workouts. On Saturday, I woke up at 7:30 to do a 25 mile bike followed by a 3 mile tempo run. This did NOT go according to plan as I fell off my paces very quickly. Apparently, 7:30 wasn’t early enough- I should have started at 5! The heat just absolutely bogged down my body and I couldn’t keep up on my hydration. The 3 mile run was supposed to be around 7:30-8 minute pace and it ended up being 8:30, which I was pretty disappointed about.
On Sunday, I woke up again at 7:30 to do a 7 mile “long” run. As soon as I stepped outside, I breathed in the heavy humidity. I decided it would probably be better to do my workout inside- so I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. The workout ended up going much better because I didn’t end up getting completely dehydrated like the day before.
Well, it is a new week full of new challenges. Today was an early morning swim of 1500 yards, followed by work, followed by a short bike ride tonight and the gym. Also throwing groceries and laundry in there somewhere. This is how training season is!