Monday evening I went out for 4 miles with my pup, and Tuesday I upped the miles to 6. Due to scheduling conflicts I had to switch my usual Wednesday 4 mile/NMTZ workout with Thursday's hills. This week I had 4xhill (8 repeats on my half-hill), and man oh man was that extra hill repeat a challenge! For whatever reason I was pretty tired throughout the whole workout.
Thursday I used as a rest day, and ran 4 on Friday. I had plans to watch a movie Friday night so I went out a little earlier in the evening than usual, which ended up being a big mistake. After a hot day in the triple digits it hadn't cooled down that much. I also started out much faster than I should have in the heat, and after about a mile both myself and my pup were hurting. I pushed on, but on the last mile I had to intersperse walk breaks for my dog's sake just as much as my own. I was definitely overheated and was a bit nauseous for a while after I finished.
Although Saturday is usually reserved for my long run, I had a whole day full of other mandatory activities, so I took Saturday as another rest day and moved my long run to Sunday. Saturday night my parents and I went to see the Steve Miller Band in concert and had a fantastic time! They definitely put on a damn good show.
My folks and I before the concert.
Steve Miller Band!
Sunday I managed to drag myself out of bed, still feeling the consequences of the previous late night, but much later than my alarm had been set for. As a result I didn't start my run until almost 9am, and by then it was already pretty warm out. Since San Francisco is in just a week (!!) it was only a taper "long" run of 11. I was exhausted from the start and not quite into it mentally, so it wasn't the most enjoyable run. I manged a decent 10:35 pace, taking water breaks here and there to combat the heat. I ended up doing my last few miles around McKinley Park like a couple weeks ago and then just having my mom pick me up. I think for some reason I'm having trouble, psychologically, running back to my house on long runs! I actually have yet to do it : )
My pup peeking out before my long run, hoping she could come along : (
p.s. Thanks for letting me vent in my previous post about my job dilemma, and thanks for the advice! I have made a decision that I'm happy with and will post more soon!