Weekly Update – August 16th

It’s been a hot week in Santa Barbara! Which means high 80’s and low 90’s. For us locals, that’s brutal! I’m sure people from other areas are reading this and thinking “Wimps!”.

I managed to keep my mileage increasing, but it was a little on the slow side thanks to the heat.

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So the grand total for the week came out to 21 miles. Low but getting back up there! Feeling a lot more confident with my half marathon coming up next month!

  • Tuesday: 4 miles
  • Thursday: 7 miles
  • Saturday: 10 miles

I ate the asphalt on my Thursday run. Ended up more embarrassed than hurt. Knee is acting a little twingy, but I ran on it fine Saturday. This week coming up is recovery, so I’ll be able to give it a little rest.

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May have also solved a migraine mystery this week… still have more testing to verify it. After some of my harder runs, my migraines have gotten pretty intense with some crazy painful pounding. After a conversation with my Dad, it dawned on me that it might be related to a recovery drink I added after hard workouts a couple months ago. I didn’t take the recovery drink this week and had zero problems! I feel like an idiot for not making that connection sooner.

Fortunately, I’ve loved this weather for the bike! I managed to get myself out the door to ride to work three times this week.

I hope everyone had a great week of running!

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