Another week in the books and another week of loosely following the training plan. I actually followed it a bit closer than I did last week, but I still added miles on here and there (and ran a 5K in place of a scheduled easy 3 miler).
Monday- Rest day (it was on the schedule and my legs were still kind of sore from the trail run)
Tuesday- 2 mile run on the treadmill, as scheduled. I was either fighting a cold or some allergies, so I stuck to the short run on my schedule and stayed inside. It’s no fun to run outside when it’s 90 degrees, but especially so when you have a pounding headache.
Wednesday- Rest day.
Thursday- 3 mile run on the roads around our house in the evening. I had to stop halfway through the run to stretch my Achilles and calves, because they were so tight. Friday- In God We Trust 5K race. Went out way too fast and proceeded to fall apart the last two miles. Here are a couple of photos courtesy of Glenda Scott, which were taken by her husband.
Saturday- 6 mile run on the Dora and New River Trails. I waited until late morning to run, and it had warmed up quite a bit outside. My legs were also feeling pretty tired, which made for a tough run. Towards the end of my run I saw a doe, and then another doe that had a fawn with her. The first doe is about to jump the fence and run across the trail in front of me, and you can see the other doe with her fawn about to run away in the background.
I was able to quickly snap a second picture as the doe and her fawn ran off into the woods in the other direction:
Sunday- 4 mile run in the evening with Barry on the roads around our house. It was pretty hot outside (that cold front from Friday was long gone) and my legs were feeling tired again. We did an out and back, which included black hollow hill. Unfortunately, the hill beat me again!
We did get to see two friendly dogs, who greet us almost every time we run by! That makes going down black hollow hill, and back up it, worth it.
Total Miles: 18 miles