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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...

Toodles!

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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
  • GSDMIKE
    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
  • AMANDABL
    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
  • DEEJ4FITNESS
    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
  • JESSICAVZ1
    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
  • GO-SARA-GO
    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
  • RUNNER_TIFF_07
    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
  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    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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