Thursday, June 21, 2012

TOT Training Week 12

It's officially summer, but I think the weather showed up to that party a bit early. Every day it just keeps getting hotter and our traditional afternoon shower pattern has arrived. We need the rain, but it can get heavy and be accompanied by lightening. Plus the humidity only increases when the rain hits the hot pavement. 

I am now in week 12 of training for the runDisney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-milerI have successfully completed two 5.5 mile runs. Actually, the last one was pretty good. I used the roller before the run, got out 30 minutes earlier (to beat the heat) and felt really good. I wish I could say the same about my 2 mile run earlier this week. Not what I would have expected, but the weather really plays a crucial role in my running.

More good news this week. I finally have my thyroid levels under control and I also have brought my cholesterol levels into normal status WITHOUT medication. I was warned that my thyroid disorder could wreak havoc on my cholesterol numbers even if I was careful with my diet, so this was an unexpected surprise. Keeping the healthy diet and sticking with the running program seem to be what works for me.

This weekend will be the increase to 6 miles. I think I need to find a better route, because my current one isn't the mileage I thought it was and I hate adding on at the end. It's too tempting to quit early, so I need to finish when I hit home. No more rounding the block again. I found some other useful tips online. Go here to check them out. Do you have any useful tips of your own? Post your comment below...I'd love to hear your ideas!

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