Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Running Streak, Day #89

One and a quarter miles tonight, humid. Tired.

 Woke up around 3:30am, and stayed in bed until around 4am. Decided finally to get up, make breakfast, and watch the news while getting some work done. I used to be a morning person, and it was one of the things that made me a better runner. Maybe I need to get that part back in order to survive this phase of my life, I don't know. I'm starting to feel run down, and I'm fairly certain it is due to the volume I've been taking on in this streak. 89 days is a lot of days. Looking at the mileage week by week, and considering all the added miles from the hiking, I'm proud of this summer, but I'm coming to terms with the fact that it will have to end. I will go back to my three on, one off, two on, one off schedule in September as I work towards the late October marathon.

For right now I've been getting in some decent easy miles, a long run, and hill or speedwork each week, so I'm happy about that. I'm confident that I'll cover the marathon in late October, even though I doubt if it will be a PR. I haven't lost any weight this summer, I'm not sure when I'll really buckle down and fix my eating habits.

One thing is for certain on that, though. I want to keep running so I need to keep my weight under control so that this doesn't become painful.

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