MCM Training – Weeks 5 & 6 (Catching up!)

OMG! I’ve been away for so long that it took me a full 10 minutes to figure out how to post a blog. Good lord! Yes, it’s been over a week and my trip to MN threw my blogging by the wayside. So, we’ve gotta play catch-up! I left off with Week 5’s Track Workout, so this is going to be quick and dirty…

Week 5 – Tempo Run in Minnesota

Distance:

  • 4 miles, but was supposed to be 5.
  • The hotel’s route sheet sent me to a wildlife reserve where the path was overgrown.

Running conditions:

  • Weather…very warm, but not too humid.
  • Bug, bugs, and more bugs, plus it must be dragonfly mating season. I was swatting, swinging my arms, side-stepping, hopping, and everything you can imagine…think running ninja on crack.

Physical/Mental state of mind:

  • Excellent, because, hell…I RAN!

MN

MN2

Week 6 – Long Run in Baltimore, Loch Raven Reservoir

Distance:

  • 13.5 miles, but was supposed to be 14.
  • The gate prevented us to go forward…ummm…yeah…I’m sticking to that story.

Running conditions:

  • Weather…beautiful!
  • Higher than normal car traffic in the areas that weren’t closed off.

Physical/Mental state of mind:

  • Excellent, because, hell…I RAN! Not only that…I ran with my girls!
  • Actually, physically, I was gassed. Couldn’t take a step by 13.5 miles. My mental monster kicked in and I let it win. <sigh>

Loch Raven2

Week 6 – Track Workout, Baltimore, Goucher College

Distance:

  • About 4-5 miles.
  • I really need to remember to turn on my Garmin when I run. It’s as if I’m trying to make a fashion statement with the ginormous watch instead of using it for what it’s for.

Workout:

  • Warm-up jog
  • Mile on the track
  • Mile on the road
  • Mile on the track
  • Cool down jog

Physical/Mental state of mind:

  • Excellent, because, hell…I RAN! Not only that…I ran with my girls! (yes, I copied and pasted cause that’s how I felt) Oh! Love the shot of our shadows!
  • Hungry…did not eat enough throughout the day.

At the track

Okay! There you have it! Sorry I don’t have time to proofread, etc. Need to prep for my Week 6 15-mile long run tomorrow and the tube in my hydration backpack has funk in it from last year. I’m sure it’ll take a while to scrub it out.

Good night and happy running!

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