Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Humidity Bites...

I've said it before but...

Summer running is the worst!

I'm a cool weather runner. Give me 40-50 degree weather and I am a happy camper. Any warmer than that and I am toast...

Yes...the 70's, 80's, and 90's are much too hot for me #Wimp

These last few months I have  been in somewhat of a running slump and I am trying my hardest to get back into a routine. I don't have any races in the near future...just the Go Girl Half in September...but I am desperately working to get back to a place where I can enjoy my 4-6 miles runs without feeling like I am sucking major wind at the end. 

Hot, humid, Kansas summers are quite possibly the worst time to pull myself out of a running slump...but here I am #KillingIt #StruggleBus

Running in the summer has to happen before 7AM; and with summer school right now it really is my only option since I have to leave my house by 7:30AM. 

This morning I was up and out the house by 6AM...but I did not manage to #BeatTheHeatOrHumidity

4 1/2 miles had me wondering whether I went running or swimming...

The only thing that made this mornings workout a little better was the return of #TrackTuesday

 Call me crazy...but I love, love, love running at the track. First of all...we live about 1.5 miles from the track, which is the perfect distance for a little warm-up

and second...speed work is about 1000 times easier on the track. Something about being able to visualize the finishing line makes it easier to keep pushing through those painful intervals ;)

Today's track workout was 4x200M repeats; I am starting back slow and steady...maybe I will work back up to 400M and 800Ms #Maybe

My 200's felt pretty good today, although I didn't time them, but by the time I got home I was definitely still huffing and puffing...and even after my shower I was still sweating #Awesome

Have I told you how much I hate summer running and the humidity?


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