Almost forgot to do my post on this roasty day. It officially hit 120, the hottest day of the year!
Last night we headed up to Flagstaff (1:45 away) and stayed with Ryan, Ben's buddy. Flagstaff is somewhere around 8000k elevation so the climate is different from Phoenix even though it's fairly close. It is cooler than Utah and had a high of high 80s/low 90s today! They are in a heat spell too, just like the rest of the west coast.
This morning we all ran a 10k race through the down town and neighborhoods of Flagstaff. I couldn't find an elevation map beforehand, and there were some hills involved and a LOT of winding and turns. Overall it was pretty tough but a great run, and our first at such great elevation. My goal was to average around a 9:30 and Ben averaged somewhere around a 7:18 pace (going off memory here).
Ill do a better recap later. We got very little sleep last night so even with our afternoon nap, we are throwing in the towel.
1 more Juneathon post tomorrow...
Today's mileage: 6.5 (short warm up + race)
Average pace: 9:28
Total June mileage: 70.3
(We didn't get a 1...2...3 for this picture.)
I'm out of creative titles so I asked Ben for one.
Today it was supposed to be 119 but I never saw it go above 116. When you get that hot, a couple of extra degrees don't seem to really matter, so I was kind of hoping for 119!
I did one mile around the neighborhood, and my neighbors must officially think I'm crazy.
Anyways, I literally tried frying an egg on the slate after seeing people do it on the news. Well the weather sure was hot, but there were clouds out that it ruined my egg frying experience.
And I should have used Pam.
Today's mileage: 1
Average pace: 9:01
Average heart rate: 164
Days left: 2
Total June mileage: 63.8
Ben: Would you do this running streak for another month for another pair of shoes?
Me: Yes!! Is that a challenge?
I really can't think of anything to say in this Juneathon post, except for there are only three days left in this running streak challenge. June has flown by!
Today was day 27, Thursday, which is my rest day. Ben and I did a one miler this evening, around the neighborhood. It has been wonderful to have his support and willingness to run with me when the sun has set, so I don't have to go to the gym.
I'm trying to go to Crossfit twice a week with Ben, so tonight we did:
Warm up: burpees
Weightlifting: 2 power cleans on the minute for 10:00
Wod: 8:00 AMRAP 3x clean & jerk + 6x toes to bar
Today's mileage: 1
Total June mileage: 62.8
Have a fantastic Friday!