the first week of chicago half marathon training is over! here's a reminder of how this week was supposed to look:
monday - pure barre
first pure barre class in dc! i went in feeling pretty confident that
i'd know how to do most of the moves, given my past month at pure barre
in chicago. but, i was wrong! this studio uses a double red tube,
meaning there are new (killer) things to learn.
tuesday - 3.5 miles
was supposed to only be 3 miles, but since i'm still getting used to
the street layout here, i ended up taking a wrong turn and getting
looped around in a weird way, making the run a slight bit longer.
wednesday - pure barre
great barre class from the dc team! it was also during this class that i
realized how much progress i've made on my split stretch over the past
six weeks, which is really exciting!
thursday - rest
left the office, i checked my weather app and it said 88...not fun, but
doable. i got outside to find it totally stifling. turns out, with the
humidity, it was a feels like temp of 97. not happening. unfortunately,
there's no late class at barre on thursday, so it was an unintentional
rest day for me.
friday - pure barre
don't work at the internship on fridays, and so i was able to take the
noon class. this meant only 6 people in class rather than 20, which i
saturday - 3 miles
i made the mistake of letting myself sleep in, meaning i had to do this run at noon. it wasn't too hot, but the sun was out in full force, so it felt pretty awful. sunday - 2 miles
despite waiting until almost sundown to do this run, i still found it to be way too hot and muggy, so i ended up calling it quits half way through. i know most of this anguish is probably mental, but i'm really really struggling in the dc humidity (my body is too; i've developed a heat rash all over my calves!). i'm considering joining a gym for my remaining month.
weekly total: 8.5 miles training total: 8.5 miles
how's your training going? any tips for running in humidity?