This week went much better than last week, mostly I got out of my own way, and got over myself.
My coach seemed to have something against cycling this week, so I was mostly in the pool or running. I have no idea why, I just did whatever was on the paper.
On Friday I went to pay the man, and we had a short conversation about my right hip. It has been bothering me. He asked me what kind of exercises I have been doing for the hip, and we talked. He recommended I start using the lacrosse ball again as well as the foam roller. OUCH. I finally started to use it on Saturday because my hip was so out of whack. Of course it helped.
Running in general this week was OK. Nothing spectacular. The only problem was that summer came upon us. Like a hot wet blanket, made of scratchy wool.
On Saturday my run was BRUTALLY hot. There was a point when I wondered if I would make it back to my original starting point. Today…I just struggled with the drippy wet shirt and also a spate of tiredness occurring at mile 9. Apparently I’m just tired around mile 9. As my fitness increases it will be mile 10 and then 11, but for now, it’s at mile 9.
Really looking forward to October. These are interesting training conditions. While I am sure they are making me a stronger runner, boy….it doesn’t seem like it
I did get to see some great wildlife. I suppose running slowly has some benefits. Woodpeckers, egrets, bunnies…