Yes, 2 posts in 2 days for me is a unheard of but here it is.
Yesterday I had to cut my training short and not do 5x800 after my 5 mile run due to a blister I developed last weekend. As I posted afterward, I let this get in my head and considered taking a week off to let it heal completely. Well, before I went to bed I decided that I was going to give it a shot and see if I could get in at least a few miles before it flared up again.
Sometimes you just have to go with your gut.
When the alarm went off and I rolled out of bed at 6:30, BBW was not at all happy. "It's gonna hurt" he chirped, "It's gonna suck", "It'll be a waste of time", "It's too hot out", blah, blah, blah. That may be true; after all by the time it hit 7:30 and I was ready to roll, it was already 88 degrees with a heat index of 90. This run was happening whether BBW liked it or not and if I only got in a mile, so be it.
Plan was to stay on my normal 10 mile route since there are plenty of ways to cut it short should the need arise. I felt great over the first 3 miles and guessed I would have felt something by then. So far so good.
I was really surprised when I got going after a break at mile 6 and still nothing. Ok maybe not nothing but I couldn't tell if it was real or in my head. With the choice if doing 2 more or 4 more I chose 4.
Screw you BBW, no win for you today.
The last 4 miles were pretty uneventful except for being hot. After I finished, I checked the Weather Bug app on my phone and the temp was up to 98 with a heat index of 100. At least the humidity had dropped. I may have been nearly 5 minutes slower than the same loop last week but I consider this run a success.
Looks like I'll keep on schedule this week but will still probably deviate and do the 5K on Saturday instead of 5 miles.