Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 8 Runs

Don't exist. My son was in the hospital and very ill the whole week, so no running for Mommy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week 7 Runs

Sunday: 3.25 mile loop near my house. 40 minutes/3.25 miles (partially walking)Time of day: 10AM
Weather: Sunny and warm (80s)
Issues: There were some gigantic hills on this route and that really slowed me down and I ended up needing to walk more than usual. On a scale of 1-5 of hills (they have to be a certain height to even rank as a 1), mapmyrun put it at a 2, which may not seem like a lot, but they were rough! My shins were hurting after, so I iced them before I took a shower and that seemed to help.

Tuesday: 2.65 miles around MCC, 40 minutes
Time of day:
Weather: Sunny, warm (80s), humid
Issues: None

Thursday: 2.25 miles at King Farm, 27 minutes
Time of day:
Weather: Sunny, warm (70s), perfect!
Issues: None

Friday: 60 minute walk w/ a friend (3.75 miles).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week 6 Runs

Running with my pace group last week (I'm the one in the blue hat).

Sorry I skipped blogging Week 5. I was crazy busy and didn't write anything down as it happened. Now all the days are running together. I just know I ran.

Sunday - Glen Echo Park and surrounding neighborhood. 20 minutes, 1.5 miles (it was all hills, so I was slooooow).
Time of day: 9:00AM
Weather: 70's but humid
Surface: All hills!
Issues: I was completely exhausted and I questioned even attempting to run. I had a very busy day Saturday (yard sale, kid's birthday party, hosted a bridal shower) and only got 4.5 hours of sleep. But I decided not to waste my time (my son was in a class). As I expected, I hit my stride after 5 minutes and felt better. The hills were a killer, but I was glad I ran.

Tuesday - Track at MCC. 30 minutes, 2.4 miles
Time of day: 6:30PM
Weather: 70s and HUMID! Humidity was 94% and it felt like we were running in a sauna!
Surface: perfect (but full of puddles)
Issues: The humidity was awful. Humidity is an issue for me anyway (triggers migraines) and the heat was awful, it was difficult to breathe, etc, etc.

Thursday - King Farm trail. 25 minutes/2.05 miles
Time of day: 6:30PM
Weather: 70's, sunny and windy, no humidity. Perfect running weather!
Surface: One big hill, the rest flat/downhill
Issues: None, I could have ran longer, but the program we are running is emphasizing how not to injure yourself. I did have some knee pain when I woke up.