Today was a beautiful day. In fact, over lunch, I hit the Farmer's Market and ate my lunch outside. It was a hot one but it was nice. I brought my clothes with me to work so I could get a few miles in before I had to pick up the kiddos. As I was leaving, Mother Nature opened the sky and it started raining in sheets. She also threw in a bit of thunder and lighting. My after work run didn't happen.
After a few more hours of rain, the skies cleared and I headed out. Holy hell it was HUMID! My legs felt like lead so I ended up taking a few more walk breaks that I would have liked. When I did feel like I was chugging along at a decent pace, the Garmin slapped me back into reality. I was slow tonight. Very painfuly slow. My skin was sticky and I had a nice collection of bugs stuck to my skin. If that wasn't bad enough I was half way through my run and my stomach started churning. Thankfully, I gambled and WON and I didn't have to come home and explain that story to Chubby Hubby.
In the end....I accomplished 4.33 miles. Slow, but they got done.
What did I learn:
- Street vendor food is maybe not a good idea to eat prior to running
- Taking a whole week off of running during marathon training is also not a good idea
- A late night or two takes me at least 3 days to recover
- Humidity sucks