Let’s see how it went…
Monday – Run
and Lower Body 4.10 miles
Honestly, I don’t want to ever sweat again!!! This summer training…I’m over it!! The Hubs was working from PC this morning, so that allowed us to get out for our Monday miles.
4.10 miles at 4:30a…AND it’s still a sweat fest!!
We are actually at that point of summer that it doesn’t even cool off overnight…it’s 82°!!!
Tuesday – Rest and Stretch
Got the rest thing going on…wanting/doing everything Chicago!! We are registered for the Chicago 5k on Saturday!! Of course I want to run the day before a marathon…why not, we’ll be out walking the streets all day sightseeing, we’ll just start off with a shore run!!
Also, I had to buy the Procompression Chicago Marathon sock!! Uhhhhh, YESSSSSSS!! Now to coordinate a top and bottom to go with them.
Wednesday – Run 7.70 miles
Mid-week longish run of 7 miles on the plan, but I overshot that a little!! I ran almost 2 miles in the neighborhood before heading out on the Hwy for the rest. I run the sidewalk that parallels the Hwy, but I like for it to be somewhat light out before heading that way. I use my headlamp starting out because there are several DARK patches along the road and I have a thing about seeing what’s in front of me!!
Also, can I say AGAIN how much I’m loving these Ink n’ Burn shorts!!
If you follow me on IG you know my #puppygirl won’t look at the camera!! All I get is the doggy butt!!
Thursday – Run
and Upper Body 4.06 mile
It was me and Ol’ Milly today for those Thurday miles!! This was my last 4 mile on the plan, Monday and Thursday bump to 5 miles next week. I think that may be my limit on the TM!! I find it hard getting 4 miles in with music and the T.V.!! But, what’s another 10-11ish minutes with Milly??!!
Saturday – Long Run
16 miles 15.59 miles
Sound the ALARM…up, dressed and out the door to tackle all the miles at 5a!! Like I said on Monday, I don’t ever want to sweat again!!!! We were running a route that we used in 2015 during out marathon training, however that took place in November/December when temps were much cooler.
Anyway, we started at the Panama City Marina and were headed out 8 miles that would take us into Panama City Beach. We ran along Beach Drive, through St. Andrews, up to and out Hwy 98. Around mile 5 someone had deposited a shopping cart in what used to be a drive way to really nice restaurant and hence…shenanigans!! Of course I needed a push on the cart!! Hey, these long runs need to be entertaining. We made it to the top of the Hathaway Bridge and snapped a picture. We carried on to mile 8 and stopped to refuel and hydrate for the run back. Of course, the gel pack got stuck to my gum and I knew you guys would love to see that!! Runner Problem #12368…
Coming off the bridge on the way back the Hubs realized that he was out of NUUN. Luckily, there are plenty of businesses along this route so we stopped at a gas station and purchased a Gatorade and a Coke. Remember my What’s in a Vest post?? Well I also pack some cash!! He put the Gatorade in his bottle and we shared the Coke…so refreshing as it was soooooo COLD!!! We headed back to St. Andrews and the sun was out full force already. As we were approaching the Farmers Waterfront Market I saw a sign for Sno Cones (they call them Sno Biz??) and guess what ?? We shared a Pink Lemonade Sno Biz before going for the last 2 miles. Soooo, we had to get a picture with the Sno Biz guy, but the Hubs had apparently deleted his camera app somewhere between the Coke and the Sno Biz which lead to a small freak out session before snapping a picture with the camera in the IG app. He copped a squat and regrouped before running on!!!
Sooooo, in the last mile someone had their sprinklers on!! This was great!! But, soon after I could not get my heart rate to slow and it was getting hard to catch my breathe. I think the heat and humidity were working against me. This time it was my turn to sit down…at 15.59 miles and I didn’t run it out. The hubs waited til my breathing was under control then he ran to the corner to finish up (with my blessings!!). I slowly started walking back to the car, soooo slow that my watch kept pausing!! Now that’s funny!! I truly think that I have been stuck at the 13-14ish mile mark with all the half marathons we had been doing that it was a shock to my system. And I’m sure the weather played a part, like I said…I don’t ever want to sweat again.
On a positive note, I had NO chaffing!! None. Nada!!!
Sunday – Rest and Reset
I slept in while the Hubs did a short run and then it was beach time.
On the Menu: IP Hard Boiled Eggs, Siracha Honey Glazed Turkey Meatballs, Brown Rice, Salad w/Feta, Black Olives and Avocado and Grapes
I am using the leftover meatballs from a couple of weeks ago for this week!! I boiled my eggs and rice (not together!) and assembled my salad for the week…Easy Peasy!! I apologize for the meatballs looking frosty, but I literally took them out of the freezer and put them in the dish to thaw in the fridge.
Let me know…
How are you chaffing this summer?? What do you use to stop the chaff??