Monday: Rest day.
Tuesday: 800 meter repeats x 5 with 1 mile warm up and cool down. Melly is back and her stories of working country stampede were hilarious! From the idiots who tried to climb fences, to the people who literally waded through creeks of sewage to hang out in the camp grounds, I was laughing and running. Alcohol makes people make some pretty bad decisions! Afterwards, I tried to do my strength training as coach wants me to move them to my hard days. While I got through almost three rounds, I felt very weak and honestly I didn't like it. I could tell my body was super tired and not performing optimally. I will try again after my long run, but I will be honest, I am not digging doing these work outs post hard run.
Wednesday: Cross training and MYRTL. Was woken up early by an Amber Alert going off on both of our phones. Wind was whipping from the south around 20 mph. Not really conducive to biking. Was hoping that the winds would die down post work. Nope. Nada. Still 15-18 mph with huge gusts. I wasn't feeling very well (went to bed around 7:30 tuesday night and was out by 8:30) so I decided to make this a rest day and get to bed early again.
This happened today though! Our very own Corpse flower at KSU bloomed!!! I had been watching the live feed like a hawk, but the sucker bloomed in the middle of the night! Lucky for me, I work right across the street from it, so I was able to get my experiments started and head over to check it out. The smell was not as bad as I thought it would be, but the green house was pretty ventilated. I watched the one in Denver bloom on the live feed, so it was really special to see a real corpse flower in my own town!
Thursday: 5 miles easy.