Well, I’ve got my heat training done for the summer just this week. June in Cleveland can be a variety of temperatures – 50s, 60s or even 70s and 80s. But this week we nearly broke records with highs in the upper nineties and “feels like” in the 100s!
Thankfully, I run in the morning but even then, I had some hot runs. It was in the 80s at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday and Wednesday’s run may have “only” been in the upper 70s at 5:30 a.m. but it was so humid it felt like I was swimming! Because I didn’t have anything on the calendar for training, I was able to just take it easy and run what I wanted both days. But it wasn’t easy!
Then, Saturday we had signed up for a 5K that was in our neighborhood – and the temperatures broke just in time. Race time temps were in the 60s and breezy – nearly perfect! So perfect, that I ended up winning a medal … but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Anyway, here’s what the week looked like:
Sunday – 5.01 mi stroller run with FW this time! He did such a great job – I ran to our bagel shop and back and he fell asleep so I got in a few more blocks, too. Then, we did a walk with the family of about 3 miles on.a fitness trail, so the kids could stop occasionally and do the fitness tasks (arm hang, pull ups, stretching, abs, etc.). A great way to spend my Sunday!
Monday – 5.03 miles
Tuesday – 4.15 miles run, then 8 minute abs and a little stretching
Wednesday – 5.34 miles
Saw these guys on my run
Thursday – 4.51 mile run – it was 80s at 5:30 a.m. and I was SWEATY!
Friday – 2.75 miles and some stretching
Saturday – 3.18 mi – 5K race, finished at 8:33 pace – not just a postpartum PR but 1st in my age group! Full disclosure – it was a small race but I was still pleased with my time. The medal was an unexpected perk.
FW and LM did the 1 mile fun run. It unfortunately wasn’t timed, but FW finished in 8:20-something, his best time ever! LM also ran the whole way. I’m so proud of them!
Total: 29.98 miles
Some questions for you:
- Has it been HOT near you?
- Not a question – but also wishing a happy Father’s Day to my dad and B! Feeling grateful to have some wonderful dads in my life.