I’m getting behind on blogging again, but not as badly as during the NYC training when I did four weeks in one post, so I’ll keep them separate for now – this was posted 9/4 and backdated, so “only” 2 weeks behind and still fairly vivid in my memory. The main event from this week was the Frozen Yogurt 5K. Alas, I just realized that I didn’t post my results in time to be on RaceWire, which is very annoying. I did order a shirt so I hope I’ll still get all the swag. This is the fourth time for this race, the second time by myself. I run the actual course and really do my best to treat it like a race, and the conditions were good, so to be 50 seconds slower than last year is a little sobering. Oh well – comparison chart below. I treated myself to real GoBerry because it’s so so so much better than the Yasso coupon I may get (if my delay doesn’t screw it up).
|Frozen Yogurt 5K||2017 (8/27)||2019 (8/25) – in person||2020 (8/16) – virtual||2021 (8/17) – virtual|
Other highlight of the week included running 7 miles in the leftovers of Tropical Storm Fred – looks like 2 inches of rain fell while I was out. It’s fun to run in a downpour once in a while. I had been out on the Connecticut River the day before, enjoying the water patterns made by the kayak paddle and thinking I should take that opportunity more; I got it in spades! For the second short run Jonathan walked very fast while I ran slowly for the first three miles; he can walk up to a 13.5 minute mile without looking like he’s race-walking, which is quite amazing.
The long run was my first 16-miler, the morning that Tropical Storm Henri was coming through. The plan to get out early worked perfectly; it rained a bit off and on but the real storm held off until I got home. I moved to 4th place in Easthampton at 58.38%! I continue to tweak hydration, settling on 5 gulps of water per mile plus a salt cap every 5 miles (at 4 I feel too salted-up).
Pictures that weren’t interesting enough to post: whale and dog weathervanes; over-the-top year-round Halloween yard with creepy dolls in an office chair, and a gnome with a T-rex head growing out of its red cap
|Date (temp/humidity)||Distance||Avg pace/fastest split||Time||HR (avg/highest)||Notes|
|Tue 8/17 (64°F/95%)||~4.15||10:46/10:01 (5K)||33:18 (5K) + ~12||154/181||Frozen Yogurt 5K plus a mile|
|Thu 8/19 (71°F/100%)||7.04||13:09/12:25||1:32:37||139/172||rain!|
|Fri 8/20 (72°F/96%)||4.14||15:02/13:45||1:02:10||121/167||J walk/I run for 3 miles|
|Sun 8/22 (72°F/89%)||16.17||13:23/12:14||3:36:28||149/169|||
|Totals||31.5 miles||||6.9 hours||||Weight avg 115.2, resting heart 55|