Friday afternoon I got in a second run. Not really sure what happened. The temperature was at a feels like temp of 105F. but there was a thunderstorm brewing in the distance and it felt like it was cooling off before the storm.
I didn’t have a plan other than to just go out and run for a while. I didn’t think about how sore my legs should feel. I just ran. And according to Strava I set PR’s for 1 mile, 2 miles and 5k. I must have been flying. It was a hard effort though and it felt great to finish 4 miles.
Saturdays morning run was a 10k (6.2 miles) comfortable paced run. I took my own sweet time getting ready to go. Coffee, internet, play with my son. By the time I started out the sun was up and the roosters were about done crowing.
It was pretty quiet out in the farmlands. Most of the sugarcane fields have been cut down, so not much left to do for the season. My run had that Saturday morning feel to it. Peace of mind and a good sweat.
Saturday afternoon the feels like temperature was 105F.(40C) We had just spent the day gaining merit by visiting 9 temples to give alms. I decided that I could do another 10k following the same course as this morning. And I would really keep it to a slow pace and low heart rate effort. Just cruising along daydreaming about the 5k race in July and then about the Bali marathon in June. Looked down and my pace was fast. Didn’t realize it at the time. Then my family came out on the motorbike to see if I wanted any water and to watch me run. My young son wanted Daddy to run fast. so I did a bunch of fast strides to show off. Ended up with PR’s for the year on just about all distances. (400 meters through 2 miles)
Sunday morning was one of those great mornings. I wish I had more like this. My Wife wanted to run with me. We made plans for if the youngest one woke up before we got back and started out in the dark. A nice slow conversational pace. We stopped and walked on occasion. The sunrise was a huge red ball due to the sugarcane fires, but very beautiful. Our plan was to run/walk about 4 miles. Halfway back we stopped and picked a big handful of Holy Basil. (Krapow) which will be added to our lunch. I learned more about Thai farming and we solved most of the rest of the worlds’ problems. The running wasn’t the important thing today. Spending time with my wife, outdoors, was the best way to spend a Sunday morning.
My Sunday afternoon run didn’t happen. The feels like temperature was 107F (42C) so I took my son for a motorbike ride to look for flat snakes on the road. Shopping at a local Sunday Market and time with all my family seemed like the thing to do.