Sunday, May 6, 2012

Heat Wave

Today was a nine mile day, and I ran 3, but I still consider it a success. I set my alarm for 6, but I just couldn't make myself get up. I decided that I could sleep for another 30 minutes, and the next thing I knew, it was 7:15. Oops! I got ready and set out with the plan to still put in the miles, and today I wanted to test out the run::walk system. I have decided that 10::2 will be a good ratio for me. That's where the success comes in. I felt very good about the run walk system, and this time I will make myself do it from the very start of the race...which will require me to remember to bring my watch. It was such a pain at my first Half without it. I kept asking other runners and police officers who were blocking the roads for the time. I was not very approximate.

And the reason I stopped after just 3 miles? It was too hot!! I knew that having a drink sitting out to take a swig from every 3 miles was not going to be enough! I felt good about the running and the ratio, but I have run myself sick from the heat before, and I do not want to experience it again. I took a picture of the thermostat outside my house when I got home around 8 am.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow! It's only 60 out here. I can't run very far in that heat either, so I don't know what I'll do when I'm home in MO in June! :-/