Do you check the weather forecast when planning your runs?
I always check it in the evening so I know which clothes to set up for my kids for the next day (at least that’s still the priority, right?), and to know how to dress for my morning run.
I woke up early today, even though it’s Saturday, to go for an easy run, and then to the gym for spin class. I don’t particularly like doing both things in a row (I guess I’ll never be a triathlete), but the weekend is the only chance I get to go spinning, and I prefer to fit in a run as well, because during the week I never know what can happen in terms of schedule/kids/work/etc.
As I was drinking my coffee and reading on my computer, it looked windy and gray outside. I wondered if I should wear something longer than the shorts and t-shirt I had set out, but went with it anyway. And good I did because it was hot.
Gray sky, heavy dusty air, warm temperatures. Desert weather I guess.
Yesterday was long run day, and I planned on an easy 10.5K/6.5M this morning. I was good at keeping an easy pace for about half the distance, but the second half was a bit faster than I wanted.
I have a half marathon coming up in less than 2 weeks, and with my previous half marathon being only 8 days ago, I really should be taking it easy.
I came home and tweaked my running schedule for this week, I was going to do 2 speed sessions (1 HIIT and 1 Fartlek), now I’ll be only doing the HIIT. It should be mostly easy peasy from now until race day.
After lunch we went to get ice cream, because that’s the thing to do around here when it’s hot.
There’s a store that has the best flavor I have ever tasted, dark chocolate with cherries and amaretto. The name doesn’t do it for me (I think it’s the amaretto part), but my husband got it once and I can’t stop ordering it since.
And then we got coffee at the best little coffee shop in Tel Aviv. And I got 2 new coffee mugs (on the counter) and some chocolate coffee beans for home.
I love the feeling of summer being just around the corner. Warm weather, long days, being outside. Can’t wait for it!