Hello again! Checking in for week 2 of marathon training. Running hasn’t been too bad, but the cross-training part…well lets just say that I sadly left my beloved rollerblades in Chicago and I regret it.
(Central Park sunsets)
WEEK 2 (7/11/2016 – 7/17/2016)
Monday: rollerblading 6 miles
Tuesday: 4 mile run (39:19 min @ 9:49 min/mi)
Wednesday: rollerblading 5 miles
Thursday: 3 mile run (31:50 min @ 10:35 min/mi)
Saturday: ~2 mile walk around Central Park
Sunday: 7 mile run (1:11:58 @ 10:16 min/mi)
TOTAL = 14 miles
Thoughts: I’m happy to say that I’m slowly getting acclimated to the heat! I realized the heat doesn’t bother me too much when I ran 7 miles around the Central Park loop in the evening when the temps. were in the mid 80s. But the humidity…well that’s the ultimate killer. I quite simply cannot run in humidity. Cannot. I’m really hoping this changes because there’s supposed to be a heat wave in New York next week and I’m scared.
Anyway, my cross-training failed as soon as I flew back to NYC on Wednesday. I really need to start though because my left knee/leg/hip is slightly bothering me. I’m suspecting it’s my IT band, stemming all the way from my hip. Time to start aggressively foam rolling and stretching!