Warming through mid-week… then some rainAugust 7th, 2012 at 7:34 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
High pressure right over Ohio is bringing us another great morning! Clear skies, light winds, low humidity and temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s to start the day. This afternoon will still be nice, featuring a bright blue sky… and a UV Index of 8 (very high on the scale). Temperatures will be similar to yesterday, although a little bit warmer… with highs in the upper 80s. Humidity stays at a comfortable level today, but will increase a bit on Wednesday. With that slight increase in moisture will come a few more afternoon clouds and a low chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. A better chance of rain comes Thursday and Friday, as an upper low drops into the Great Lakes. A front will be south of us, and a wave of low pressure is expected to move along that… bringing us likely showers and thunderstorms. Right now, the Storm Prediction Center does have us in an Elevated Risk for severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening:
The main threat looks to be damaging winds… with some hail also possible. We will keep you posted.
Half marathon training update… well, I did it. After running 4 out of 5 days last week (3.5 miles each day)… I took Friday off and did my long run on Saturday. I was hoping to run 8 or 9 miles… I ran 9.5!! I actually felt really good during the run! Normally, I hit a wall around 5 miles or so, but I did not feel that at all on Saturday. In fact, I was so close to just continuing the run beyond what I did… but we had a lot going on that day with out-of-town visitors, and I didn’t want to take up any more of my time with them. Immediately after the run, I felt ok… it wasn’t until an hour or two after the workout that I really started to feel it. I think I was dehydrated, and got really tired… so lots of water and a nap really helped me out. It is crazy how one workout can take so much out of you… I don’t know how those that run the FULL marathon do it!! On my jog, I did see runners training for just that. It was Team in Training… and I saw them at their mile 12; they passed me up, and I was only on mile six, lol.
I took Sunday easy, and just did a walk… and then back up to a 3.5 mile run yesterday. Things felt slow, but went well, in actuality. Then, the injury. No, not a running injury… a cartwheel injury! My 4 year old daughter asked mom to show her how a cartwheel looks… and mom obliged. The first one was fine… it was the second cartwheel that pinched a nerve in my back. I felt the twinge of pain the second it happened and even said, “I just hurt my back!”. But it felt ok the rest of the evening… then I woke up today with the pain. I’ve gotten this same injury twice before–once in college doing a back exercise at the gym, and once when my daughter was a baby. I can’t remember how I hurt it that second time, but I do remember I couldn’t carry her for several days. But each time, the injury healed… it just took rest. I think when you’re training… illness and injury are the most FRUSTRATING things because mentally you feel like you should be able to do anything. But sometimes your body just can’t keep up.