A Simple Running Log

July 22, 2016

Training for 7/22/16

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 7:38 am

Yesterday, after I got done finding things to do instead, I went out to the Sharptown bridge and ran the three hill repeats on the schedule. I did an easy mile to warm up, ran up and over the bridge twice, and then ran up it one last time and turned around and came back down. I did another mile to cool down.

In total, I ran 3.5 miles in 28:42, an 8:14/mile average.

This evening, I’m running the Twilight 5K in Cape Henlopen State Park, the fifth and final 5K I need to run in the summer series to qualify for the end-of-year awards.

It’s going to be nasty. The whole weekend is; there’s a heat advisory in effect as of early this morning, until Monday evening. It’s supposed to still feel like the low 90s at 7 p.m. when the race starts.

So it’ll be slow, but it’ll get done. And then I don’t have to race any more 5Ks until the fall if I don’t want to.

Speaking of heat, the air conditioning in our house picked a fine time to conk out. Last night, when Clark got home from work, he realized there wasn’t any cold air coming out when the AC was running.

It got up to 86 in the house last night. I mean, we keep it at 80 during the summer anyway, but still. It was a little toasty.

Right now, he’s out picking up a replacement for the part he thinks is the problem. If it’s not the problem, he’s pretty sure we’re just going to have to replace the whole unit. Fingers crossed this smaller repair does the trick.

As far as the rest of the weekend goes, I’m supposed to do a 5-miler and a 10-miler. Clark is signed up for a 32-mile bike ride in Cambridge tomorrow morning. We’ve got brunch Sunday morning, and then the Brickyard 400 is that afternoon. Jeff Gordon came out of retirement to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is suffering from concussion-like symptoms and will be out for an indefinite period of time. Gordon’s lined up to drive his car this weekend at Indy and next weekend at Pocono.

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