Week 4 of Half Marathon training was a good week for me:
Mon: 4th of July race
Tue: 3 miles hills
Wed: 4 miles
Thu: 5 miles: Speedwork : 10x400
Sat: 8 miles
Sun: 3 miles at 10k pace
total 26 miles
Last week my 8 miles was hell, the heat won the war. This week, not so much. Caro won the war. I left earlier, I brought 36 oz of liquid instead of 20. I did not just drink water, I had a bottle with Vemma thirst in it and I took some sports jelly beans. I ran that 8 miles at a pace that was 30 sec faster then last week's pace and I also ran negative splits. Much better then last week. I still struggle in the heat, no question but this was better then last week.
This month's Runner's World Magazine is pretty good. It has a great article on running in the heat like I mentionned in a previous post, also it is the Half Marathon special, good for me AND today I reached page 114. What is on page 114?
The race of the Month: Quebec city Marathon! (Just when you thought I was done talking about Quebec!) I think it is pretty cool. I would love to run it one day.
Yesterday we went to the Angels game. They were playing Seattle. Bill got REALLY great tickets from a vendor at his work. We were right by 1st base, row 14. Only negative was that it was super hot and we were in the sun. I think the Angels will want us there at every game because they won!!!!
Here view from our seats:
|This dude, 1st base player|
The kids thought this was the coolest thing!!!! Fireworks after a HR!!
Then this came on the board:
They stopped the game to show the goal and the crowd went nuts!!
It was great!