Dear Weather Gods,
58* and rainy? In May? Really? The high for the week maybe mid 60's? I'm confused. This is California remember? Yeah yeah, NoCal, which I totally get isn't as warm as SoCal,. But 58*? In May? As the high? Eh, NO.
I put up with the crappy cold and wet winter. I did training runs in the evenings at the track when it was freezing and dark. I did long Saturday runs in the rain. It is MAY. This is CALIFORNIA. I don't pay higher for everything to live here for rain and cold temps.
It is all your fault weather gods that I totally sucked with my running last weekend. I did a 5k timed trial with my running girls and that was fine. I was going to go run longer (training plan said 9 miles) but it was so cold and when they tempted me with breakfast in stead, how was I able to refuse because I was cold and miserable. But if it had been nice out? Who knows, I probably would have gone running instead. And then yesterday -- yeesh. Hail? Really? I mean, what was the point of that? I dressed in my running clothes but it was so windy and chilly and haily that I couldn't go.
I know you've got a lot of things on your plate right now....tornados....floods and the like. So just put CA back on automatic and give me my perfect springtime weather.
Training report for last week:
1 Tempo -- Five Mile Mid tempo pace (which I am thinking was 10k pace plus 15/20 secs) --
Check -- well mostly check. I completely hit the wall at mile 4. Who hits the wall at four miles? Someone who doesn't hydrate very well all the time, that's who. I stopped with a killer headache and so thirsty I thought I was running for three days in the desert with no water. Sigh.
1 Speed -- 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400 (400RI) --
Check -- boy was that exhausting. But kept very good times on each of the laps so I was pleased. Not sure what time I was supposed to attempt so I just attempted as fast as I could.
1 long run -- 9miles
Failure. :( See above letter to weather gods.
check -- pulled out the ole turbo jam kickboxing DVDs. Those are fun and really help with the abs and arms. Also did 30 mins yoga.
Not a terribly exciting or terrific week but there you go. Week two down.