Running Journal 5/23/2010 (5.35 sweaty miles)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
P Cloudy 77 degrees wind S 10 MPH
71 degrees dewpoint
Time 1:05:12 (2/1 intervals)
12:11 av pace
4.9 av MPH
508 cals burned
152 av bpm HR
164 max bpm HR
1) 11:43 (150 bpm)
2) 12:01 (143 bpm)
3) 12:01 (152 bpm)
4) 12:12 (158 bpm)
5) 12:49 (155 bpm)
6) 12:33 (160 bpm) 0.35 miles
There is just one way to sum up this run...humid. I went through my water so fast I stopped by the house to refill. I also changed my Gymboss from 3/1 to 2/1 and that helped quite a bit. I was just so hot even though it wasn't that hot. As you can see with my splits, I slowed down without even thinking about it. I headed out the door at about 8am and it was already getting yucky. Humidity can just suck the life out of a person.
Although it was hot and miserable this kind of run will teach me and my body how to acclimate and adapt to running in this kind of atmosphere. I look at each one of these runs as very valuble indeed and will strengthen me even more.
I am contemplating running four times this week and making them shorter runs each since it is going to continue to stay warm and humid. How in heaven's name do you run an LSD in this kind of weather? That is something that I have not done yet.
My half marathon training starts in a few weeks and will be with The Summit which is part of a hospital in Geneseo, IL. They will have track work during the week and LSD on Sundays. I am really looking forward to doing this. The group will comprise of two running coaches and PT's. They will analyze our running form, teach injury prevention, teach the fine art of fueling and all sorts of great things. I cannot wait.
Until the next soggy sweaty run...