Another week of running done! 81.4 miles. 955 ft climbed. 4 weeks until my second marathon!
A super easy 8 miles. The goal? To recover from Sunday’s 24 miler.
Tuesday (Tempo Two a Day)
3 miles easy. 7 miles @ 7:00/mile pace. 3 miles easy.
4 afternoon miles. I ran these harder than I had planned, but what can I say? I was experiencing information overload, I need to get out and run syndrome!
8 super early easy miles
12 never ending miles that I never completely woke up for. My Wednesday Evening class gets out at 8:30 which leaves me pretty wiped out Thursday morning.
Friday’s Foggy Brain Day
I have had asthma since I was 3 years old. The kind that is triggered by allergies, chemicals (hairspray, perfume, cleaning products etc.), smoke, and drastically changing weather. On Friday, my asthma flared up fast. I ran twice, but cut each run short and felt terrible. 9 miles total. Any more would have been detrimental.
Occasionally, before a storm when the wind picks up and the humidity is high, my hands turn purple and all warmth is sucked out of me which alerts me to an impending asthma attack. I read that pollen spores can burst into the tiniest particles before and during thunderstorms, and to someone who has allergies, especially grass allergies, this can trigger a severe asthma attack.
I am not sure whether the thunderstorm actually happened Friday night or not, but all day it was windy with high humidity. Usually, if I can prevent a severe attack from happening, then this passes just like the storm.
8 miles easy. Much better.
Comeback day! 20 miler. First 10 easy. Last 10 working my way down to 7:10/mile. 7:10 pace felt hard but manageable at mile 19. I did a much better job hydrating today with Tailwind at Miles 6 and 12.
I’ve made sure to include hills on my long run days to prepare for the challenging hills in the Cowtown Marathon.
The Hot Chocolate 15k is next Saturday, and I will be running on semi fatigued legs. Daily mileage stays high until Friday.
My first day of Computer Hardware was somewhat intimidating at first. The amount of information that seemed foreign to me but would need to learn quickly if I wanted to keep up. The lectures. The labs. “The hardest A you will ever earn” kind of teacher. That said, Computer Hardware is my favorite class. I have learned more in the past two weeks about computers than I ever thought I could.
I am also taking Operating Systems, College Algebra, and Art Appreciation (a required class).
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