Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Running my route in the dark is difficult, and rather creepy, so I have started getting up at 6 and while I wait for it to get light enough to leave the boat I load up the coffee pot for my return and eat breakfast. It is a bit of an adjustment to crawl out of bed and eat right away. I usually don't want any food until I have been up and hour at least. Also eating and going running right away is new. It didn't seem to have any negative impact, except right near the end of my last interval I had a nasty burp. So I called it quits at 5 minutes instead of 7 and walked it out. That may have just been a fluke. I'll see what happens Friday. I may need a longer interval between eating and running. The other adjustment as a result of the schedule switch is when I get back I have to go straight to the shower. Before I was cooling off surfing Sparkpeople, etc, & heading to the shower when the sweat dried a litte. The marina showers are tiny and get kind of warm. Normally I am a little sweaty when I come out of the shower anyway. With this switch it takes the body a lot longer to cool down. So I may be reaching the point where I get up, eat, head to work way early, then take a work break to run & shower way sooner than I think. I will have to find my running mentors and get some more tips.
Today I did a 7, and 8.5, and a 5 minute interval. On the second interval I decided to just run and see how long I could go. I assume if I can do 8.5 that 9 wouldn't really be pushing that hard.