Weekly Running Report: July 9-15

The temperature just kept on going up this week so I was thankful for lots of early morning runs when I could get them in. It’s making me so glad I’m not marathon training this summer because the heat is just insane. Let’s get into it!

Monday, July 9

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I had another great start to the week with weights and spin class! Since I’m not running as much, I’m starting to see more muscle development which is really nice. And I’m not getting as wiped out from the ~2 hours I spend at the gym between weights and spin class (with some elliptical time in between).

Tuesday, July 10

4 miles ~ 43:39

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I woke up before my 4:30 a.m. alarm so I was out the door for my run at the same time I’d normally wake up at. This meant I saw the entire sunrise from start to finish which was gorgeous! And I kept it at a nice easy pace without starting off too fast.

Wednesday, July 11

3 miles ~ 32:56

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It was steaming in St. Paul with a heat advisory (feels like temperatures over 105) so I spent my Wednesday run on the treadmill. Which was much nicer than running outside with the heat and I watched some Supernatural on Netflix. Started off too fast as I tried to get a feel for my pace on the treadmill but I settled down into a better pace to finish off the run.

Thursday, July 12

4 miles ~ 43:18

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Early morning runs are rough sometimes. Not only did I forget to drink any water before heading out on this run, I also went out too fast. Luckily there’s a water fountain a little bit over a mile into my usual route and I settled into a slower, more comfortable pace for the last three miles. It being 80 at 5 a.m. probably had something to do with that too.

Friday, July 13

Friday ended up being pretty stressful but I got in a long yoga session, almost 60 minutes, even though I was pretty distracted during it. And just before I was going to make dinner, I got a call to pick up Mike since his car stopped working on his way home. Luckily he wasn’t on the freeway and he got the car towed to a place right by his work.

Saturday, July 14

5 miles ~ 53:01

I was hoping to get in another trail run but we had heavy thunderstorms Thursday night. The trails were still closed when I got up Saturday morning so I opted to run around the apartment before going grocery shopping. Even starting off at 7 a.m. didn’t do too much for the temperature, it was sunny and hot again!

Sunday, July 15

9.75 miles ~ 1:45:14

Hot sweaty run and it didn't help that I started off way too fast! My two miles were 10:00 and 9:47, not too smart when it was sunny and the temperature was heading up towards 90 for the day.  Luckily I ran the chain of lakes so I was able to jump in after my run to cool off. But with how warm it’s been, even the lake didn’t feel that cool!

Next week looks to be a repeat weather-wise so hopefully I’ll get out the door a little bit earlier on the weekends. No rain in the forecast so I should be able to get out for a trail run and stay a little bit cooler that way. Let me know how your last week went in the comments!

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