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Running Journal 5/19/2010 (6 miles)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today's stats:

Sunny 76 w/ wind E 17 MPH
30% humidity

Time 1:10:04 (4/1 intervals)
11:40 av pace
5.1 av MPH
582 cals burned
158 av bpm HR
187 max bpm HR

M1: 11:45 (158 bpm) (was visiting and walking)
M2: 11:00 (161 bpm)
M3: 11:16 (152 bpm)
M4: 11:41 (159 bpm)
M5: 12:00 (159 bpm)
M6: 12:18 (156 bpm)

This was the worst run I have experienced in a very long time and it was because it was bright sunshine and warm on the verge of feeling HOT. I have not had a problem with that in a long long time. As you can see, my times deteriorated with each mile.

If this keeps up I am going to make adjustments in my running times. I have been running after work 2 days and running 1 day on the weekend. I am not successful in gettng up in the morning for fitness so that is sorta kinda out. I may be doing a short run on Saturday morning, my long run on Sunday and a medium run during the week. I am thinking out loud here, folks. You can see that actually the temp was not bad, but it sure felt like it.

I have also decided that i have been so lucky in the fact that I have had great runs up until today. Self, its just one run so don't go freaking out. Okay? I also decided that I may want to pull a water buffalo with me while running. I stopped by the house once to refill my bottle. I am a Virgo, folks. I don't do well with changes and being flexible. That is pretty much it for today so until my next run...


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  • TIGGER622
    cut yourself some slack lady! the heat will get you! i thought your splits were still pretty darn good!
    3982 days ago
    Yep, slow and steady is the key. Your buddy Jeff Galloway says you have to slow 30 seconds per mile for every 5 degrees over 60. I seem to be able to get away with my normal pace at 60, but 70 is a different story. I'm not a morning guy either, but I'll be getting up early all summer to get ahead of the temperature curve and minimize the impact. I did it in '07 too.

    Of course I'll be doing a lot of whining about losing sleep, so prepare yourself for that.
    3982 days ago
    Ugh, I have been noticing the heat messes with my runs too. Im not much for getting up earlier than I have to, but that may need to change. I think you did emoticon and you are a rockstar to me emoticon
    3982 days ago
    A sunny 76 can be excruciating friend! Don't be too hard on yourself & listen to that positive self talk!! I chat with ME often :)

    I happen to be a morning person so early morns will be my plan soon as I don't do so HOT in the heat either. Sounds like you have a plan & later morning weekend runs would be GREAT!!

    You'll be fine my sweet friend!! There'll be days like that! (we ALL have 'em!)
    3982 days ago
    Laurie, I felt the same! I kept saying, I'll never run a 10k this summer if this is how I'm going now! But yeah, it's the sun. Hot hot sun, and I ran at 2 p.m., probably the hottest time of day. Wowza, it's good to know it not just me, and you're right, it's one run, you're doing great lady!
    3982 days ago
    I hear you, Laurie! It was HOT in Central Iowa, also. My friend and I did 2:1 intervals for 5 miles last night, and even though a good deal of it was in the shade, we felt the heat. We have a 11 mile run scheduled for Sunday - 85 degree temps are predicted! Oh well, it's very well that Dam to Dam may be just as hot on June 5!
    3982 days ago
    I think that if you keep running at your normal time, you will adjust to the temperature! I feel you though, it was 61* with 75% humidity for my run this evening and I was getting pretty warm by the end (keep in mind that I usually run at 6am when it's much cooler). It'll get better. And yes, you've had many good runs so far. Everyone has a bad run here and there. The best we can do is to dust ourselves off, learn from the experience, and move on. You're doing great!

    (Catherine's right though -- there's no shame in slowing down when needed!)
    3982 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2010 7:43:10 PM
    On the other hand, there is really nothing wrong with just slowing down a bit :-) You will still get your training effect, plus your body will adapt to the heat (up to a point).
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    3982 days ago
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