We made it. It is weird that I prefer days NOT to be so long? Probably. I guess it’s good that I live relatively close to the equator.
I ran a workout that I got from Daniels’ Running Formula that I have done a bunch of times, which is 3 x 1 mi at tempo with ~2 minute rests in between. Here is my data:
The verdict: Miles 1 and 2 were slightly faster (by 20-30 seconds, at 8:44/mi and 8:47/mi) than prior fasted tempo runs have been recently. However, I still died in mile 3 and OH MY GOD look at my heart rate!! 201 shouldn’t even be physiologically possible for a 42 year old, should it!?
75F is actually a decent morning temp in June for FL and look at that 96% humidity.
I did not get a side stitch but I didn’t really enjoy eating at 5 am either (I had half a bagel with jam, carbbbzzzz). I think next tempo/interval run I will try to drink something with some glucose/electrolytes instead. (Tailwind? Gatorade endurance? Nuun endurance? Something else? Let me know if you have a specific magical rec!)
Other things report:
Annabel and I went down the Youtube Amanda Rach Lee rabbit hole together and now she wants to bullet journal. She tends to make things that look like bujo spreads already, so I think this will be a very natural fit!
(I wish I had discovered the world of bujo as a kid – also would have LOOOVED it.)
While we were watching those (and C was again watching his own show), G did this:
Does a tiny part of me feel guilt that we are not doing anything educational in the evenings (group reading time, music practice, etc)? Yes.
But right now that part of me is too tired when I get home AND there are too many kids around to really enforce anything without a lot of drama and also G can’t yet read so my fantasy of family reading hour just seems untenable.
So whatever. We are taking a break from trying too hard at things after 5 pm. Hopefully it will all work out.