Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Running Streak, Day #40

Well, here we are at Day #40. I've had a great streak, and now surpassed my holiday run streak, so let's keep it going. If you aren't too bored with this, I'm going to keep journaling here on the blog daily about how my run streak is going. I'll get back to regular "big" weekly posts sometime at the end of August -- I have a few in the hopper, they just need some more polishing. In the meantime the streak provides plenty of content! We'll see how long it lasts!

One mile tonight, after one really epic hike at the Big River Management Area. The trail total is about 18 miles -- we shaved off some because of time and did about 15.6 miles. All told it took about seven and a half hours, but that was a great thing. Lots of long meandering trail miles at a lower heart rate level for me proved to be really good for my nightly mile. In spite of being really wiped I knocked almost forty seconds off from last night's mile time. I wasn't pushing too hard either -- my heart rate actually stayed below my aerobic max of 151 for most of the mile. This bodes well for long very slow distances. I'll have to keep it up and see where it takes me.

The long hike did mean a lot more time away from the family today, and I hated that. But I did get a good nap in with the baby this afternoon and that was awesome. She slept for about 45 minutes on my chest before waking up and going back to her usual chipper self. She's showing a real preference for the dogs now, so we have been working on how to pet them.

OK so now I'm going to sleep for awhile. We'll see what tomorrow has in store (or how I'm feeling after that hike!)

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