Last week was a relatively easy training week. Running was shorter and other training was easier. The first signs of cooling down from the scorching heat are here. It still gets up to triple-digits but morning temperatures are hovering near the 80s. I’ll take it!
On Saturday, I swam a relaxed mile at The Village. On Sunday, I woke up super-early and ran outdoors for the first time in weeks. I ran a 12 mile progression run; 4 miles easy, 4 miles medium and 4 miles hard. It was overcast with temperatures in the low 80s when I started. It was humid. It drizzled off and on keeping me cool. I love running in gentle rain. I ran at the Scottsdale Sports Complex circling and zigzagging around the side-streets. I saw a coyote ambling across the street as he dismissed me after glancing lazily towards me. He never broke his stride!
This week, training gets harder. I hope the cooler temperatures prevail!