Ilona M. ran: (Day 65 :: 5.5 mi run...

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  • 6 miles
  • 00:57 time
  • 10:25 pace
  • 507 calories
  • 1263 ft climb
  • 171 max hr
  • 158 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
alright Stone Bridge Trail 5.5 mi 00:57 10:25 pace

(Day 65 :: 5.5 mi run) - Not-nearly-early-enough morning base run (temp 83F, 78% hum, 10mph winds). Glad this was supposed to be slow + easy, because it's hot + humid out there and I just didn't have my booster rockets ignited today. Was so crazy from the heat even before I began, that for some reason I had it in my cranium that 2.25 miles was the midpoint for my planned 5.5 mi run today. That 2.25 is where I stopped to have a gel and take some pics of the old stone bridge (built in 1882, the double arch structure used to carry railroad cars; it's on the Nat'l Register of Historic Places now) for an upcoming post in the just-launched dailymile series, Destination: Run -- today's post

Anywhoo...I made my way back to my car getting slower and slower w/each stride. Sweat pouring down my face. Just really getting so happy to be nearing it when it dawned on me as I looked at my Garmin that I was a mile off + would have to keep going. Oh, the sadness. ;(

You know, we've *all* been there. I was smarting at myself for sleeping in rather than waking when I'd set my alarm, and starting to negotiate with myself: "I've been hitting most of my training targets the past 8+ weeks. Not a big deal if I don't run the last mile like I'm supposed to..."

Well, we all know where that leads. So, I put an end to that whinesense + just made myself keep running to get that last mile in. Oh, yeah. I'm *that* hardcore. hahahah

The sun was out, but cloud cover increased as I neared the end. And there was a nice breeze that would fly by every now + again to thrill my sopping skin. Love this part of the trail because it's crushed limestone (not paved like the Long Prairie part is). Found a ginormous's either from a turkey or hawk or even eagle. What I would have given to have been able to fly today!

Remembered to do today's drills (2X20 secs ea. Running No Arms + Stiff-Legged Run), and also focused some -- but not enough -- on this week's proprioceptive cue: Feeling Symmetry (where you're supposed to scan your body movements on each side and aim to get whichever side isn't feeling or moving as comfortably or 'naturally' as the other to do so). Have a great day out there today, guys!

Splits: 10:30, 9:36, 10:23, 10:44, 11:01, 10:13. Elev gain: 220 ft.

  • Pre

    way to manage the elements IIona!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Karrie D.
    Karrie D.

    NICE JOB in this nasty CRAPOLA.....

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Ed S.
    Ed S.

    Ugh... I know that I too have at least one more full month of these Hot/Humid/Miserable runs. We WILL persevere! Nice work today!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Ines H.
    Ines H.

    Nice miles on the trail in less than ideal weather.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa G.

    Nice run!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Monica J.
    Monica J.

    You did Great llona : ) Hope you had a lovely day~

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Amy K.
    Amy K.

    You are hard core for running in this heat and humidity!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Bill A.
    Bill A.

    Ya ...Self negotiations... happens everyday with me...:)

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Bree C.
    Bree C.

    whinesense - officially my new favourite word :)

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Mary N.
    Mary N.

    ya did all the comments!!!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Jackie

    I've noticed that your area is getting hit by so many storms lately. When I think our area is hot and humid, I notice your much worse. Have you been going up to the lake to escape the heat? Nice mileage yesterday.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • John V.
    John V.

    Nice mileage Ilona!! Sorry,I have been lacks in my dailymile friendships lately. Love your shots. Beautiful!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Ilona M.

    Nice to see you back, John...I'm back home now, Jackie; but, was up at the cabin 3 weeks out of 4 last month. I'm happy to be home now in this heat because there's no A/C up sweltering stint per season is enough for me.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie C. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Hopefully Fall will be here SOON!!! :-p

    almost 7 years ago