Carrie's Summer Journal
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|Thu, 07-12-2012 - 10:26am|
June Miles: 72.8
July Miles: 25.2
6-29 11m run up Sourdough Canyon Trail- uphill all the way in so it was tough but I did it! I'm really starting to like this trail! Sadly, Dexter cut his paws up horribly on this run even though we've done it before without issues. The poor dog could barely walk the next day and he'll be out of commission for a few weeks while he heals. It's going to be hard leaving him at home.
7-2 4.2 m run
7-4 1.5m run/walk + 2m hike up Garnite Lookout should have realized that lookout towers are located at the TOP of mountains. The hubs and Caden rode the 4-wheeler up and I ran/walked/hiked till they intercepted me on thier way down. I'd like to try to attempt the whole 5 miles as a run/walk up and a run out later this summer.
7-6 11.9m run Tried a "route" close to my house and it was horrible. Full sun the entire time, loose and rocky gravel roads, gopher hole infested "track" or pavement. Will not repeat this route! To top it off some ladies dog followed us for about 1/2 a mile before she pulled up in her car and yelled at us for not stopping and returning her dog to her! We were aiming for 12 when we started but hoping for 13...it didn't happen for me. I hit my "heat block" around mile 9 and it was all I could do to shuffle after that. I quit earlier then I had hoped but I don't feel any misgivings over that - I pushed myself past the point where I wanted to be done, and even past the point where I felt like I was dying slowly.
7-7 11-12m hike with the hubs and my running partner and her hubs. Hiked up the local ski mountain to the ridge line and then hiked the ridge line to the end of the mountain range. The ridgeline was up and down a few peaks so it was a challenge in it's own right also - I thought the downhill part was actually harder then going up! It was AWESOME! The valley has such a different feel and look when you see it from that perspective. The ridge was breezy and cool so it was a break from the heat to. It took us FOREVER because the guys were slow...lol! This is the first time that I've out hiked my hubs!
7-9 3.7 HILLS - ran my hill loop in the opposite direction so the daunting hill is at the end of my workout. Had to walk a bit up it because I was SPENT.
7-11 4.2 HILLS - ran it in reverse again and still had to warlk a few strides. It's my new challenge to see if I can make it all the way up without stopping.
Hey girls - I'm starting a "summer journal" because it's getting busy and I'm not sure how much I'll be able to get on here but I'm hoping I can give updates like I did above and keep up with some form of tracking! I'm still running but this heat is KILLING me! I think my blood boils natrually around 90 degrees and then throw in some running and I'm on fire! I'd like to think that I'll eventually adjust to it but that might be a dream.
My running partner and I are training for a half marathon in September for my 33rd birthday so our long runs are getting pretty long! Granted, we signed up for a half marathon next weekend (what - where did that come from?) - we must have been delisional from a long run runners high. We are doing the half marathon next weekend as a "training long run" or at least that is what we are telling ourselves. I have yet to make it to 13 miles so we'll see how it goes. The "real" one in September is the one we are training for and hoping for a set time - this one it just to run and finish if possible.
My weight seems to still be holding solidly between 132-135 and I'm fine with that. You'd think with all these extra miles I'd be loosing something but nope - I like to eat popsicles!
From my June journal:
LBW - nope. All I do is running. I did a weight class and zumba a few years ago but I've never picked it back up since I started running last fall. I feel like I only have enough concentration for one thing right now...lol. Maybe this winter I'll take a breather from running and mix it up a bit more. It's hard to think of loosing such momentum and progress though by switching.
Miranda - Here are the coleslaw recipes: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/vinegary_coleslaw.html and http://cleananddelicious.com/2012/05/23/clean-eating-coleslaw/ and http://gregcarver.com/blog/2008/apple-cider-vinegar-and-honey-coleslaw/ I liked the 3rd one the best. After having an apple cider coleslaw at a local restaurant I'm trying to copy something like that and this was close. I think it needs less oil/honey and I'll play with that next but I'm looking for a "tart" coleslaw. All three definetly were a good change from the traditional stuff though!
Vanessa - This heat running is getting hard but I shouldn't complain because we don't experience the extreme heat or humidity that you guys do. I wonder if I could even do a 5k in your neck of the woods...lol!