Hey people! Did you think I forgot about June's exercise stats? What! You did?!? Well ok, I nearly did. They're looking poorly, except for the mileage. Now you must remember that June was hot and I don't run fast in the sweltering, humidity laden heat. We also had a lot of rain, but guess what? I rode the bike in the rain and I even ran during some sprinkles. I know, it's a break through. I learned an important lesson, too.....I don't melt. Can you believe it?
Alright then, I won't keep you in suspense, any longer......just in case you were wondering:
Ran: 50.89 miles....whoa, way more than May...of which, you can read about (here).
Best Pace: 12:29 avg./4.81 mph avg......I know, seems like I'm regressing. It's the heat.
Longest run: 6.09 miles
Bike: 81.07 miles ......whoa, way more than May.
Best mph: 11:09 mph avg.....ho hum.
Longest ride: 25.27 miles....woo hoo!
Races: Simpsonville Sunrise 8K Run
Get this...I've started to experiment in July. On my weekly run days, I've started biking directly afterwards. I'll let you know soon how that goes. So far, I overheated the first day and got nauseated and then the second time was better. I'll figure out the nutrition, hydration, heat and humidity. Surely, I will lose some more weight. Surely! Hopefully!
The half-marathon training officially begins Sunday....as in....group training....as in...7 a.m....every Sunday morning. No matter that I'm not an early morning person. No matter that nausea haunts the heck outta me, if I get up too early. What the hay, no pain, no gain...right. I've already been trying to do a few longer runs. But, I need the expertise of coaches on nutrition and hydration and pacing during long runs, as in.....13.1 miles. I'll keep you posted on that, too.
Hold on...I'm wrapping it up.
Oh my sweet mercy, it's only six weeks until Cliff's re-match with Ironman ~ Louisville. I'm already getting nervous. I do it for both of us, so he doesn't have to. I'm compassionate that way.