Sometimes the toughest part about training for a run is finding the time to fit in all the runs! That’s one of the reasons why I’m a big fan of the Galloway training program. He generally takes it pretty easy on you. Only 2 short runs and 1 long run are required each week.
I managed to squeeze in my two short runs early in the week, since I knew I wouldn’t have any time to run from Wednesday-Saturday (I was away at Blogger Bash and then working on Saturday and hosting a murder mystery party!).
I did my first short run on Sunday in the morning to get it out of the way and before the weather got even more hot than it already was.
The second short run was on Tuesday. I was running around like crazy trying to get stuff done and pack before my conference! I was so tempted to skip this run but my wonderful husband pushed me to get out and do it. At least I was pretty consistent with my two 30-minute runs this week!
Then the long run had to wait until Sunday. Luckily it was only 3 miles. Because we’d had a late night the evening before hosting a murder mystery party, I wasn’t able to drag myself out of bed early. That meant it was warm, almost 85 degrees, by the time I got out to run. My pace was slower but really, it should be. I’m in a marathon training group on facebook and someone posted this graphic the other day:
It definitely makes me feel a lot better about being slower in the summer! Luckily the humidity wasn’t as bad today as it has been some other days so it was just the heat to deal with. The most important thing, especially for marathon training, is just that I got it done! Distance is much more important than speed and I just need to remember that going forward.
How are you surviving the heat this weekend?