This week was a little lonely as far as workouts go. My Monday workout buddy Danielle was out with a nasty bout of food poisoning. (Hint: Avoid Taco Bell). And due to my work schedule nearly all of my morning runs were pre-sunrise and consquently on the treadmill. I've discovered that between 4 and 5am MTV pretty much plays the same 4 songs over and over again. I'm wondering how much longer it's going to be before I get really sick of hearing them.
The group run Wednesday was scheduled to take place during a heat advisory-- so I decided it would be best for me to put in my 5 miles in the morning instead. But in classic Dallas weather fashion the group run ended up being cancelled at the last minute due to the threat of a sudden severe rainstorm. The storm never actually hit my neighborhood-- we just got lots of clouds and sprinkles (my favorite running weather)-- so I put in a short run outside. I don't know if it was the weather or what but this run was a blast! I ran 2 miles faster than I ever had before (30 seconds faster than ever before). I love it when that happens. :)
Saturday's 8 mile group one was a tough one for me. My back has been giving me problems and I wasn't in the best mood to start with-- but thanks to our awesome Coach Vicki and a few training buddies-- James, Ashley and Roxanne helped get me through it and made me glad I did. Fortunately it wasn't nearly as hot as last week, and the hills felt easier-- although I was pretty bummed out to get to our 6 mile water stop and find it was dry. :( Tambra is a huge help to DRC putting out water for all the runners along our courses each week, but rumor has it one of our coolers got stolen on Saturday-- so unfortuantely the water supply didn't go as planned.
Here's a picture Vicki took of our group (actually at that very water stop). See... I told you we had a much bigger group this season. :)
Monday- 2 miles/3 miles (So glad to have my buddy Danielle back!!!)
Tuesday- 2 miles/ REST
Wednesday- 2 miles/ 5 miles
Thursday- 2 miles/ 4 miles
Friday- 2 miles/ REST
Saturday- 9 miles
Sunday- Cross-training day