Uphill trail run in the heat
Friday, July 27, 2012
I need to get used to the heat and going uphill. I had two days off before today so I'm well rested. We are going to be in the shade for the second part of the run. I will remind myself that there are a lot of Olympians who are going through more than just a little discomfort to reach their goals. I can handle a little discomfort and feeling sweaty. -
It's a couple of hours later and I did my run as planned.
I could tell on the way out in the car that this was not going to be very fast today since my pulse was about 10 beats higher than normal when driving, between 86 and 90.
my splits were 10:05 min, 27:46 min, 40:05 min., average heart rate was 134
I thought about what might be the cause since I did not run the last two days. Then I remembered that I did strength training on Wednesday morning and helped move about 5 tons of hay late Wednesday night. I also had far too little sleep which meant that my body was demanding more food, incl. a few more carbs the last two days.
I was considering running a 10 K barefoot just for fun tomorrow at 8 am before it's hot (I've never done more than 3.5 miles barefoot) but will wait to see how my resting pulse is tomorrow morning. The race is on an outside track and I've never done a 10 K before so it would be fun to just do it at a very easy pace and have a chance to people watch (well, really watch their running style).