Time to run 15 miles! After some toast with honey and a banana, I started the Strava app on my phone to track my run. It's fun to see the running others are doing (especially if they start running at 4AM 'cause than I don't feel like a crazy person when I do that, too) and to give a thumbs-up to other runners. Today I posted a photo of the deer I saw hiding in the woods on Strava and Twitter, too.
I had half a Pop-tart at miles 5.5 and 8.5. In the last mile, my side ached and my eyes stung from sweat, but those pains stopped just as soon as my Strava app alerted me to the 15 miles completed!
Although it was warm, I didn't have it very bad compared to those who were swimming, riding and running in the Texas Ironman. My husband and I walked around the local triathlon race route in The Woodlands today. The "real feel" temperature was over 100 when we were there after lunch. I'm in awe of anyone who can complete a triathlon, but to add the heat to the mix... I don't know how anybody finished that race!
My Workouts this Week
Sunday: 8 easy mile run, 30 min. strength training (back, arms, core)
Monday: 15 mile run (10:25/mi ave.)
Wednesday: 6 mile 4AM run, 30 min. strength training (glutes, arms, core)
Thursday: 6 mile easy 4AM run, 30 min. PM bike ride
Saturday: 15 mile run (10:31/mi ave., last 3 miles faster: 10:02, 9:52, 9:55), 15 min. strength training while my husband and I made plans for lunch at Lupe Tortilla and Ironman spectating
That's 50 miles of running. I don't usually do two 15 mile runs in a week, but it's supposed to rain on Monday (my long run day) so I did my long run today. I'm not training for a race, but I like to keep my miles up. Besides, I'm hoping to run 2,016 miles this year.
How about you, any running goals for the year?
Any triathlons in your past or future?
Do you use any exercise apps like Strava?