Saturday started out well enough. The husband and I made a trip to Home Depot and set about the task of re-seeding a 1/4 of our front lawn. After that, we barbecued and laid around (I may or may not have taken a 3+ hour nap) and finally decided to get the day's 3 miles out of the way. The conditions were good. In fact, it was cool-ish and breezy and I pretty much had the roads to myself. Unfortunately, I kept coughing and couldn't catch my breath which resulted in a slow run. I could have lived with that, but at one red light, I stopped my Garmin and forgot to restart it. Ugh. By the time I realized that I was still running and that time wasn't, I'd already gone a 1/4 mile. That meant tacking on more distance and I still didn't quite manage 3 miles.
Distance: 2.98 miles
Avg. Pace: 10:36 (eew!)
Today, I woke up, ate something and headed out for my long run of the week. I intended on doing 7 miles, head cold be damned. I learned a couple of valuable lessons today.
- If I'm going to run in summer, I need to get up earlier and out the door earlier. Heat is not my friend.
- When it's hot out, I need to wear my fuel belt. There were only two drinking fountains on my route and that wasn't nearly enough.
- Running while sick means painfully slow runs.
Distance: 6.86 miles (I didn't care enough to keep going to make the full 7)
Avg. Pace: 11:34 (gag me)
Simply put, next week has to be better. I need to get better. I need to run better. I need to be better about strength training. So, I'm hereby declaring next week "Try Harder" week. Let's see how it goes!