I Can Run a Half Marathon

My husband’s brother in-law has 11 marathons under his belt. So while he is not a running guru I consider him to be well versed in running stuff. When they came to town I showed him my training plan and he was quite surprised.
He said he had never seen a Half-Marathon training plan that takes you above 13.1 miles. In fact most training plans tend to stop around 12 miles keep the magic 13.1 for the arrival line. The training plan I’m following takes me all the way up to 15 miles! And I’m ok with that, it’s giving me amazing confidence in my capacity to run.

According to the plan I should have run the 13 miles last week, but with his sis’ in town I had to reorganized things so I did it today instead of the 10 miles run.
I picked the course I had my eyes on since I got the running book and decided to run the Half: South Ridge Loop. 13.35 miles, 760 feet of elevation change, rated 14/20 on the difficulty level.

I had done part of South Ridge and Hardtimes, so I knew there would be a lot of uphill. There is a little downhill too in fact, this run is like a roller coaster, going up and down against the side of the mountain. I was so happy when I saw the lineup of cairns announcing the apex. And yes the 2 miles on Bent Creek Forest Rd seemed to take forever, but then again I was thankful for the slight downhill and the creek by my side. My left leg was hurting in the last three miles. Almost like a cramp, but more of a “your muscles just ran 9 miles, enough already” kind of feeling.

I am so proud of myself because I just ran at the pace that felt right to me and I finished in 2h07’02”. Which means that I ran the 13.1 in…. 2h04’41”!!!! My PHMP has me finishing in 2h06. I’m already under that goal.
I can’t help it, I think I’m going to aim for a sub 2h. It’s just too tempting, especially since the HM won’t go nearly as high up. According to the map it’s only about 250 feet of elevation change.

Breakfast: a white bread toast with almond butter and some coconut water.
I had half of a chocolate mint gu at 50:00, a Margarita Cliff Block (extra salt) at 1h20. I finished the Gu after then run and add a mini Luna bar too.

Le beau-frère de mon mari a déjà couru 11 marathons. Même si ce n’est pas un gourou de la course j’estime qu’il s’y connait du coup. Quand ils sont venu nous voir je lui ai montre mon programme d’entrainement et il était surpris.
Il m’a dit n’avoir jamais vu un entrainement pour un Semi-Marathon qui te fait aller au delà de 21km. De ce fait la plupart des entrainements s’arrêtent aux alentours de 19 et des poussières, gardent les 21km magiques pour le passage de l’arrivée. Le programme que je suit m’amène a 24km! ça me va, ça me donne une incroyable confiance quand a ma capacité de courir.

D’après le programme j’aurais du courir les 21km la semaine dernière, mais avec la visite de sa soeur il m’a fallu tout réorganiser et du coup je l’ai fait aujourd’hui a la place des 16km.
J’ai choisi un parcours que je zieutais depuis que j’ai mon livre de course et que j’ai décidé de faire le semi-marathon: la boucle de South Ridge. 21,48km; 230m de dénivelé, notée 14/20 en difficulté.

J’avais déjà fait une partie de South Ridge et Hardtimes, donc je savais qu’il y avait de la montée. Mais il y a aussi pas mal de descente, du coup c’est un peu comme les montagnes russes, monter et descendre a flan de montagne. J’étais contente quand j’ai vu l’alignement de cairns qui annonçaient le “sommet”. Et oui les 3km a suivre la route forestière de Bent Creek semblait durer une éternité, mais en même temps j’étais bien contente d’avoir une légère descente et le ruisseau a mes cotés. Les muscles de la jambe gauche tiraient sur les 3 derniers miles, presque comme une crampe, mais bon plutôt comme “tes muscles viennent de courir 15km, c’est pas un peu fini oui?”.

Je suis très fière de moi car j’ai couru a l’allure que je sentais et j’ai fini en 2h07’02”. Ce qui veux dire que j’ai couru les 21km en 2h04’41”!!! J’avais prévu de finir le semi-marathon en 2h06. J’ai déjà dépassé cet objectif.
Je ne peux pas m’empêcher du coup, je crois que je vais viser de finir en moins de 2h. C’est trop tentant, surtout que le semi-marathon n’ira certainement pas aussi haut. D’après la carte il n’y a que 68m de dénivelés (non cumule).

Petit-dej: une tartine de pain blanc avec du beurre d’amandes.
Durant la course: 1/2 Gu menthe-chocolat a 50mn, un block CLiff a la margarita (plus de sel) a 1h20. J’ai fini le Gu apres la course et mange une demie Luna Bar.

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Half Marathon Training: Week 10

Courthouse Falls

Week 10 of the training was a hot week. The kind of week when you wish you could jump in the above waterfall at the end of a run. No such luck but thankfully it cooled down by the week-end. In retrospect it wasn’t so bad compared to heat the entire country is dealing with this week.

Monday Speedwork
10-20 minute warm-up, 2 x (6 x 400m) @8:19 pace, 10 minutes cool off

I ran from home to the park, did the speedwork and ran back home.
I did not do what was expected. Knowing that I was running back and how hot I was I cut short the speedwork and skipped the last two repeats.
It was officially 88°F outside but it sure felt like more. I was covered in little sweat drops by the time I got home, it was quite fascinating to watch.

On the plus side I officially turned 28 while running (based on my birthtime at home). What a good way to start the year.

1.73 miles in 15’45” @09:06 pace
400m repeats @ 07:14, 07:06, 07:02, 07:06, 07:10, 07:06, 07:18, 07:22, 07:14, 07:18 (time: 1’45”->1’50”)
1.52 miles in 15’488 @10:30 pace

Maybe I should have ran slower and done all 12 repeats…

Wednesday Tempo Run
Goal:1 mile easy, 2 miles @ 9:34 pace, 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ 9:34 pace, 1 mile easy
I ran with the Diamond Brand group on the MST. It felt hot and humid again. It was just a blah run. I did better than the last time I ran on that same course, but still not as good as I had hoped. The rain threatened but never came, it would have been a welcomed relief. The coconut water after the run was however totally awesome.

6.4 miles at 10:00 pace average in 1h04’02”

Long Run
Goal 8 miles @9:54 pace (PHMP +15s)

This lovely cool wave came over the week-end. It just felt awesome and I as a result I couldn’t help myself from running more and making the best of this weather. Looking back I probably should have tried to do my 13 miles run that week. I just had a blast running out on the trail, enjoying the coolness of the air and getting complimented on my stride.

9.2 miles @ 9:06 pace in 1h23’37”

I also had a good yoga class on Thursday and a 30mn bike ride on Sunday. Overall a great week for me. Now if only the coolness would have lasted.

Il faisait chaud durant la 10e semaine d’entrainement. Le genre de semaine ou j’aurais bien sauté dans la cascade ci-dessus aprés avoir couru. Ce n’étais pas le cas mais les températures sont descendues en fin de semaine. Retrospectivement ce n’était pas si terrible comparé aux températures de cette semaine dans le pays.

Exercice de Vitesse du Lundi
Objectif: 10-20mn d’échauffement, 2x (6x400m) @ allure de 8:19, 10 minutes tranquile.

J’ai couru depuis la maison jusqu’au parc, fait les exercices de vitesse et couru pour rentrer à la maison.
Je n’ai pas fait autant que prévu. Sachant qu’il me fallait rentrer et vu la chaleur j’ai raccourci l’exercice en sautant les deux derniers 400m.
Il faisait officiellement 31°C mais on aurait dit bien plus. J’étais couverte de gouttelettes d’eau en rentrant à la maison, c’était assez fascinant à regarder.

Pour le coté positif j’ai officiellement changé d’age pendant que je courrais (vu mon heure de naissance en France). Une bonne facon de commencer mes 28ans.

1.73 miles en 15’45” allure de 09:06
séries de 400m @ 07:14, 07:06, 07:02, 07:06, 07:10, 07:06, 07:18, 07:22, 07:14, 07:18 (time: 1’45”->1’50”)
1.52 miles in 15’488 @ allure de 10:30

J’aurais peut etre du courir moins vite mais faire 12 séries…

Course Tempo du Mercredi.
Objectif: 1 mile facile, 2 miles @ allure 9:34, 1 mile facile, 2 miles @ allure 9:34, 1 mile facile

J’ai couru avec le groupe de Diamond Brand sur le sentier du MST. Il faisait chaud et humide. Ma course était bof bof. J’ai quand même fait mieux que la dernière fois sur le même parcours, mais pas aussi bien que ce que je souhaitais. La pluie menacais mais n’est jamais tombée, s’eut été agréable. Par contre l’eau de noix de coco aprés c’était génial.

6.4 miles a une allure de 10:00 en 1h04’02”

Longue Course
Objectif: 8 miles a une allure de 9:54 (Allure du Semi Marathon Prevue +15s)

Une fort agréable vague de fraicheur est arrivée avec le week-end. C’était vraiment agréable et du coup je n’ai pas pu m’empecher de rajouter quelques iles pour profiter des températures. A y réfléchir aujourd’hui j’aurais aussi bien fait de faire ma course de 13 miles cette semaine la. Enfin, ce qui est fait est fait. Je me suis vraiment fait plaisir sur les sentier, a profiter de la fraicheur et a me faire complimenter sur ma foulée.

9.2 miles à une allure de 9:06 en 1h23’37”

J’ai aussi fait un cours de yoga jeudi et 30mn de vélo samedi. Donc une bonne semaine. Si seulement la fraicheur avait pu durer…

Dehydration on the Run

Our friend ended up getting two bags of IV fluids after Wednesday’s run. She’s feeling a lot better but wisely skipped her next run to give some time to her body to recuperate.
I didn’t run at all this week-end. Although we only did an 8 mile hike with my in-laws on Friday and nothing on Saturday because well… they’re not used to the elevation, I decided not to run. It’s too hot for me to risk being on the trails on my own on a long run.

Given what happened Wednesday, our group leader decided she would make it mandatory to have water while running if the temperature is above 85°F. I think it’s a good thing. It also made me wonder what can be done to prevent and deal with dehydration.

I found some good information here that combines dehydration and heat stroke.
From what happened I think that if you can’t avoid running in the heat you should (I am not a doctor, so please do your own research and call a doctor if you have any symptoms):
-Start increasing your water intake the day before a workout
-Take water with you and drink regularly.
-Know your limits, run less and/or at an easier pace.
-Go with other people so you’re not alone. I can’t imagine what would have happened had she been on her own, what if it had happened in her car?
-If you suspect a fellow runner to be dehydrated (see symptoms in the link) have him/her sit down in the shape and drink water or a sports drink in small amounts. Try to apply cool water to the body.
-If drinking doesn’t provide immediate relief, call for help!

Something “fun” to do is to weigh yourself before and after a run (remove all clothing especially sweaty ones). You’ll see how many ounces you lost/
My husband’s brother in law can loose 10 oz per mile! He has to drink way more than anyone else. I saw this when we hike and how much water he could get out of his shirt, it’s a little scary. So know yourself and know your limits.

A Reminder to Say Hydrated and a 911 Call

Yesterday was hot, as in 92°F hot. The last time I ran with temperatures above 90°F I almost puked. So I knew this was a situation to be careful about. I headed out of the house with my water bottle full of icy water. It didn’t stay icy very long.

Our running group leader gave us a 4, 5 and 6 miles run option. I took the 5 miles run. I knew that I should not push it with that weather. It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought. I really had a good run and I think I ended up running at a 9:07 pace.

We got back to the car and everyone started getting back. We all got some water. One of the girls mentioned that she was a little dizzy. We had her sit down and drink slowly, she wasn’t saying much and we didn’t pay too much attention.

Well next thing I know she’s between two cars with an other girl talking to her. She was not doing good. It almost looked like she was having a stroke. Her muscles were clamping up, he jaw was locked up. She was lucid, could say her name but was having a hard time talking and slurring her words. That’s when we made the decision to call for help. I made the call. Within minutes the ambulance was here putting her on an IV. While we waited we tried to cool her down, make her drink and everything. There were probably some mistakes made such as putting ice cubes in her mouth (I was on the phone with the dispatch at point), or let letting her walk. But by the time they put the stretcher in the ambulance she was ok.

It made me feel that I need to review big time on the dos and don’t of a 911 call, on preventing and treating dehydration and overheating. I also know that if it’s too hot it’s not worth your health to go on a run and so important to know your limits and carry water!

Hiking Over Running?

This week is “Week 9” of my training, which means that I’m supposed to do a 13 miles run. My first ever 13 miles run! The distance (or almost) of the Half-Marathon. So it’s a big deal for me.

However, my sister in-law and her husband are going to be in town. We’re not talking about the regular in-laws visit where you can sneak out at the crack of down and get your run here. Nope. They’re planning to hike Mt. Rainier in August and want to do training hikes with us. So we have planned two 11-12 miles hike on Friday and Saturday. With 8h hikes both days I don’t think I’ll have the energy to run on top of it. Which leaves me Sunday and with the heat I’m not sure I’ll be able to fit it.

So worth come to worth I guess I’ll do a 13 miles run next week instead of a 10 miles run. It will make it easier to deal with the next long run of 14 miles.

How do you handle a change in your training like that, is there any rule you follow?

A Biker’s Compliment

Rhododendrons Flowers Carpeting the Ground at Summey Cove Trail

As I was doing my long run on the trails this week-end. My favorite thing to avoid the monotony of the road. As I was running on the lower part of Explorer trail in Bent Creek I started hearing voice. Not in my head mind you. I looked behind me thinking someone was coming up, nothing. I look up and below but there are no other trail nearby.
I keep on running and hear the voice again. I turn around again to just see the trail.
Finally I hear the sound of brakes and the same voices, bikers come behind me. A few moments later, as they ride be she turns to me and says: “Nice stride”.
I guess I was going fast enough that they noticed. It also explains why I kept on hearing them but not see them, they were barely going faster than I was. It’s always good for the ego that’s for sure.

Je faisais ma course longue sur sentier ce week-end. Ce que je prefere pour éviter la monotonie de la route. Alors que je courrais sur la partie basse du sentier d’Explorer, j’ai entendu des voix. Pas dans ma tête ce qui est déjà ça. Je me suis retournée pensant que quelqu’un arrivait derrière, rien. J’ai regardé au dessus et au dessous mais non il n’y avait pas d’autre sentier à proximité.
J’ai continué à courir et j’ai entendu les voix de nouveau. Une fois de plus je me retourne pour ne voir que les sentier.
Enfin j’entends aussi le bruit des frein et les même voix, des vététistes arrivent derrière moi. Alors qu’ils me doublaient elle s’est tournée vers moi et a dis: “Belle foulée”.
Il faut croire que j’allais a un assez bon rythme pour qu’ils voient une différence. Ca explique aussi pourquoi je les ai entendu un moment sans les voir, ils allaient a peine plus vite que moi. En tout cas c’est bon pour l’ego.

Half Marathon Training: Week 11

River Arts District Buildings
Monday Speedwork at the Park
Goal: 6x800m @8:29-8:34 pace

As I got to the park I was not feeling it. One of those days where my body felt a little worn out. But then as I warmed up it started to rain. While the air was super humid it did cool down the atmosphere and made it a lot more bareable and easier. Yeah for rain!

I did 1.45 miles at a 9:45 pace to warmup.
The 800m repeats were at 7:28, 7:24, 7:26, 7:24, 7:24 and 7:28 pace so between 3’34 and 3’43”. Pretty Good!
Cooloff was 1.12 miles @9:10 pace.
I find it hard to really slow down after speedwork it seems.

Tempo run in West Asheville
Goal 5 miles @9:35 pace
It was road running with a nice good hill in the middle. It took us from a brewery down to the river art district where we crossed the French Broad River twice.
The nice treat was to have a good local wheat beer after the run.
I did much better with it than the week before, maybe it wasn’t as hot, or maybe it wasn’t as strong.
I ran 6.23 miles at 8:58 pace.

Long Run in Bent Creek
Goal: 12 miles @10:09 pace.
I learned my lesson last week and did my long run in the morning. What a difference in energy not to have the blasting heat!
I actually started in the fog, when up once of my favorite and tough run called Hickory Top Loop, I added a little loop in the beginning by going via the Ledford Trail. Overall it’s a total of about 850feet of elevation change. I like a good challenge.

12.28 miles @9:55 pace.

Total 23.98.
All my workouts were faster than planned and it made me feel very empowered.

Coconut Water, an Alternative to Sports Drinks?

I read the book In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. If you read the book you know he recommends to avoid items that have more than 5 ingredients or ingredients you simply “can’t read”. I’m not following those rules 100%, however I try to be careful.

It seems to me that most athletes depend a lot on the “G” drink. Heck it’s obviously there at every American Football game. But when I read the ingredients I loose my excitement over the effects.
I’ve been hearing more and more about coconut water so when I saw a bottle of Zico coconut water at the discount store I decided to give it a try. Interestingly they had the Gator’s drink right next to it so I was able to compare and they have similar contents when it comes to sodium and calories, however the coconut water has way more sodium. Is one better than the other when it comes to effort? I’m not sure as I’m not a scientist but it sounds similar to me.

I tried the natural one, it tasted good to me. The coconut taste is very light and not overpowering. It was easy for me to drink the 14oz bottle right after my run. I put it in the fridge 2 hours prior. It is slightly colored but mainly transparent in the glass. I like that there is only two ingredients listed: coconut water from concentrate and natural flavors. There are other flavors such as pomegranate or lime that I’d be curious to try. To me it sounds like a good option because you replenish electrolytes without putting junk in your body.

I  like that they list some recipes to make out of the drink.

However I did read that Zico is owned by Coca-Cola and on a website many people recommended Vita Coco which is not made from concentrate.
The search for the perfect sports drink continues…

What kind of sports drink do you go for? The engineered or the natural kind? Any recommendations?

Spring Gear

I went on a shopping spree in the spring. Along with my new shoes I also got new socks, a running water bottle, a running tank top and some Gu.

J’ai fait plein de shopping au printemps. En meme temps que mes nouvelles chaussures je me suis équipée de chaussettes, d’une bouteille d’eau pour courir, d’un débardeur et de Gu.

The best thing? The things on the picture below were free. I won a $25 gift card at the Biltmore Kiwanis 15K to redeem at Foot RX, a local running store. It was perfect because I needed running socks. I got a pair of trail running and some regular ones. I’ve heard a lot about the Drymax and they are indeed pretty darn good. Not wet feet even after 12 miles of running on the trail, and no blisters either. The regular ones are nice and light. The trail socks are thicker and go higher but have a thick elastic band to protect from getting anything into the socks. I’m pretty impressed.

Le mieux? Les achats de la photo ci-dessous étaient gratuits. En effet j’ai gagne un bon d’achat de $25 a la course de 15k de Biltmore Kiwanis pour utiliser a Foot RX, un magasin local pour coureurs. C’était parfait car j’avais besoin de chaussettes adaptées.  J’en ai pris pour les sentiers et une normale. J’ai beaucoup entendu parler des Drymax et elles sont en effet super. Pas d’humidité même après 19km de course sur sentier, pas d’ampoules non plus.  Les regulieres sont tres legeres et celles pour sentier sont plus epaisses et monte plus haut avec une bande elastique qui empeche les debris de rentrer dans la chaussure. Je suis assez impressionnée.

I tried the mandarin Gu a couple runs ago. It was pretty tasty but so sweet. I couldn’t finish the little pack and I had the rest of it at the end of the run. I think I’ll get more for my long run though because it did give me good energy, certainly due to the caffeine that don’t usually get. Texture wise it’s also easier to swallow since it’s a gel, compare to the Cliff blocks that have to be chewed.

J’ai teste le Gu a la mandarine il y a quelques semaines. C’était bon mais un peu trop sucre. Je n’ai pas pu finir le sachet en une fois et ne l’ai terminée qu’a la fin de ma course. Par contre je vais en reprendre car ça m’avais donne une bonne énergie, certainement du a la caféine dont je n’ai pas l’habitude. Cote texture c’est aussi plus facile a avaler vu que c’est un gel en comparaison avec les blocks de Cliff qu’il faut macher.I also got this great tank top at Frugal Backpacker (discount sportswear). It’s by Moving Comfort, the same brand I get my running bras from. I really like it. I mean sure the color is pretty but I also feel good in it, the built in bra does it’s job well without being hard to remove. I love that it has a back pocket where I can store my car key and ID. It does take longer than I would have hoped for to dry but other than that it’s great for summer.

J’ai aussi acheté ce chouette débardeur a Frugal Backpacker (équipement de sport a bas prix). C’est de Moving Comfort, la même marque que je prends pour les soutiens-gorge de sport. Je l’aime beaucoup. Bien sur la couleur est belle, mais surtout je m’y sens bien dedans, le sous-tif intégré fait son travail sans être difficile a enlever non plus. J’aime la poche a l’arrière qui permet de mettre les clés ou la carte d’identité. Il sèche par contre un peu moins vite que ce que j’aurais pense mais en dehors de ça c’est parfais pour l’été.

Half Marathon Training Week 12. Faster Than a Turtle

Speedwork Monday
Goal:  2x1200m at 8:34-8:39 pace, 4x800m at 8:29-8:34 pace
It was my second time doing speedwork. It wasn’t too bad except that I had mapped 400 meters instead of 800. Which means a quick turn around to get the whole distance. That was a lot less fun that doing a longer stretch at once. It was a hot day and by the end of the repeats I was feeling it.

Warmup: 1.11 miles @10:31 pace
1200m @ 8:12 pace & 8:05 pace
800m @ 7:30 pace, 7:36 pace, 7:42 pace & 7:30 pace
1.06m @9:42 pace
2 minutes rest intervals between each.
So again, much faster than what I’m supposed to do, but as long as it feels good I’m not going to worry about it.

Tempo Run with the Group
Goal: 1mile easy, 2 miles @ 9:34 pace
1 mile easy, 2 miles @ 9:34, 1 mile easy

I ran in Bent Creek with the running group. My goal was 7 miles, they planned route was something like 4.5 miles. So I had to be creative and add extra mileage, but I only came down to 5.73 miles.
I had no way to know which mile I was at so I just kept a steady pace.
The average pace was good at 9:05. It helps that it was a fairly flat course.
I did love running by Lake Powathan’s lake.

Long Run
Goal: 10 miles at 9:59 pace

I did the Cherokee and the Billie Ledford Loop which totalled 10.19 miles. The pace was way off my goal at 10:21. Sure there was some serious uphill and it was hot but it’s something I aim to improve.
I think I’ll be trying to do my long runs on my day off in the morning from now on. The heat really hits me hard.
One fun thing was that I saw a little turtle on the trail on my first loop, well 4 miles and an other loop later it was still there. This time I couldn’t resist and snapped a picture.
So while I was slow training wise at least I was faster than the turtle. At time like that I wish I had a fancier phone to take pictures… I’m not motivated enough to carry a camera when I run.

Total Miles: 21.62

Overall I was pretty happy.

Turtle on the Trail (2)
Exercice de vitesse du Lundi
Objectif: 2x1200m a une allure de 8;34-8:39, 4×800 a une allure de 8:29-8:34.
C’était la deuxième fois que je faisais des exercices de vitesse. Ce n’était pas mal sauf que j’avais prévu 400m sur la carte au lieu des 800. Du coup il me fallait faire un virement a 180 degrés et repartir dans l’autre sens pour faire la distance prévu. C’est bien moins agréable de faire un demi-tour. Il faisait chaud et d’ici la fin de l’exercice je le sentais bien au niveau des muscles.

Échauffement: 1.11 miles a une allure de 10:31
1200m a une allure de 8:12 et 8:05
800m a une allure de 7:30, 7:36, 7:42 et 7:30
1.06 miles a une allure de 9:42 pour récupérer.
Intervalles de 2mn de marche entre les séries.
Comme la dernière fois je vais plus vite que ce que je suis sensée faire, mais bon tant que je le sens je ne vais pas m’en inquiéter.

Course Tempo Avec le Groupe
Objectif: 1 mile facile, 2 miles a une allure de 9:34, 1 miles facile, 2 miles a une allure de 9:34, 1 mile facile.
J’ai couru a Bent Creek avec le groupe de coureurs. Mon objectif était 7 miles, sauf que eux ils avaient prévu 4,5 miles. Du coup j’ai du être un peu créative pour ajouter du kilométrage (un autre tour autour du lac) mais j’ai fini avec seulement 5,73 miles.
Je n’avais pas moyen de connaitre mon allure par miles donc j’ai garde un rythme constant. En moyenne j’étais a 9:05. Fa aide d’avoir un parcours relativement plat.
J’ai bien aime courir autour du lac.

Course Longue
Objectif 10 miles a une allure de 9:59

J’ai fait la boucle de Billie Ledford puis celle de Cherokee pour un total de 10,19 miles. L’allure était loin de l’objectif a 10:21. Bon c’est sur il y avait de belles montées et il faisait chaud, mais il faudrait que j’essaye d’améliorer ça.
Je pense que je vais essayer de faire mes longues courses le matin par contre. La chaleur m’a vraiment claquée.
Un truc marrant c’est que j’ai vu une petite tortue sur le sentier lors de ma première boucle, deuxième boucle et 4 miles plus tard pour moi elle était toujours la. Du coup j’ai pas résisté et je l’ai prise en photo.
Donc même si j’étais un peu lente vis a vis de l’entrainement au moins j’allais plus vite que la tortue. Par contre c’est a des moments comme ça que je souhaiterais avec un meilleur portable pour prendre des photos… je n’ai pas la motivation de prendre un appareil photo avec moi.

Miles total: 21.62

Je suis assez contente de ma semaine.