Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I'm happy with my run this morning. 2.9 miles in 29 minutes. Just under 10 minutes per mile. At my last 5K in January my pace was almost 12 minutes per mile.
Last October I was running so poorly, feeling bad and running slowing, that I quite running all together. Then a few weeks later in November I started running again. I started very slowly and only for short distances. I've built up since then to where this weekend I'll be running 12 miles. Getting ready for a half marathon in Missoula Montana in July. Hope it is cooler there than it has been in Houston.
The heat got to me during my last two long runs. This weekend I'm trying to drink more liquids and consume more carbs. Hopefully this will help me feel better at the end of my run. The last two weeks I had no energy at the end and was quite dizzy. I looked on SparkPeople and on Lance Armstrong's site for ideas of how much to eat and drink. They had some formulas I will be trying on this Saturday's long run. Hope to do better this week.
If you have any ideas of how to feel better running in high heat and humidity, I would appreciate hearing them. Since I live in Houston I've got to get used to this someday.