Tuesday, August 16, 2005

HOT Weekend Update

The road to hell is paved with good intentions and just as HOT as this weekend was...Perhaps hotter.

I did not get my long run in this weekend. The heat sucked every last bit of energy that I had whenever I was out in it. I also had one of my college roommates (Class of '92) in town from California so the focus was on catching up and spending time together. I feel no remorse in missing the long run, I had a fun weekend!

My friend Sandy and I had a wonderful visit and we all attended a Bowling birthday party for one of Jim's friends. Does bowling count as cardio? I bowled 3 games, each one progressively worse but I didn't feel as tired as my scores indicated. Funny how that works!

I stand humbled by all my athletic friends like Nancy who got out and got their workouts in this weekend's heat and humidity. I'm not worthy!

I did get a 3 mile Run/Walk in yesterday in the early evening after a good nap. It was still pretty hot but there was a breeze and shade on the trails and that made a big difference. Today my legs are feeling a little fatigued but the rest of the body is holding up well! Looks like the reduction in Interferon per shot agrees with me so far.

Looking to the week ahead, I have to really get serious about getting in my long run/walks or else I have no business even considering showing up at Arlington cemetery on October 30th for the Marine Corps Marathon. While I have some pretty big goals that I don't want to abandon. I do have the proper respect for the distance and the other folks out there who are training hard. I figure that as long as I can get on track with my long runs and have a positive racing experience on October 2 at the Army 10 Miler then I can make an informed decision on stepping up to the starting line at the Marine Corps Marathon.

I have been tagged by Nancy. I guess I better get to work on coming up with some answers. More to follow later in the week!

Keep Living STRONG folks!

2 comments:

TriFeist said...

You have to be practical about heat because...it's hot. Really hot. One missed long run does not upset a marathon. Better to show up healthy and undertrained than injured. Not that you'll be undertrained. You've got plenty of time to ramp up the miles.

tri-mama said...

I bowl so bad it has to be some kind of training, particularly for all the arm waving I do trying to will the ball out of the gutter and back up to the lane :)

I think it's good to skip a workout once in a while for the important things, it makes the constant pressure to train a little less mentally draining when it's not the be all and end all. I hope that makes sense.