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Memorial to Blue Light Paths

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Long run: 9.69 miles
Time; 2:15:00 Avg. Pace: 13:56 Calories Burned: 1183 Avg. Heart Rate: 149
Run: 3:00 Avg. Walk: 1:45 Avg.
171.8 before 173.8 after 32 oz. water + 16 oz. Gu + 8 oz. Apple Juice
Clif Bar 1/2, 1 Gu, 1 Salt Tablet(forgot until after finished)

Ran alone.
Stretches before and after.
71 to 75 degrees
18.47 miles this week

Run went okay, but slow, probably because of it being the first long run on a hot day this season.
After finished walked about 10 minutes but still became very light headed, started to black out and only capable of panting. Lasted about 20 minutes.
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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/8/2013 12:56PM

    What are Blue Light Paths?

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/20/2013 2:51AM

    Do you have a treadmill for running on when it is hot? And access to a good blood pressure monitor (preferably not a wrist cuff, but if you use a wrist cuff, check it against a good quality plug in or a professional's)?

You have way more experience running that I do, so forgive me... but I did used to go on long hikes alone in humid Virginia. Wet handkerchiefs on the back of my neck helped keep me cool. They feel awful when you first put them on; there are professional products in some gardening magazines that aren't so jarring. I am sure runners have a similar thing, but I haven't found it yet.

Since it wasn't SUPER hot out, I'd look at whether or not you were possibly dehydrated before, or if there were other medical issues like blood pressure changes. Are any of those gels/foods possibly new ones? I am allergic to a few additives, with the result of hives on my neck and chest, light headedness and... blood pressure spikes and drops. An anaphylactic-like response, they call it when the body self corrects/it doesn't progress beyond that and need an Epipen or other heart stimulant.

If you have access to a treadmill, maybe run inside a couple of times and see how you feel the next few days... or take your cell phone and go slow and easy, as the previous commenters suggested.

If it happens again, please see a doctor.

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MOBYCARP 5/18/2013 8:51PM

    Running alone + starting to black out is a bit scary. I hope you figure out what was going on there and how to avoid it in the future.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/18/2013 8:38PM

    I find that shorter intervals help me cope better with the heat. Plus Jeff Galloway's advice is that a walk longer than 1 minute doesn't provide a lot of additional benefit. So I suggest you try -- run 1:30, walk :50 or -- run 1:30, walk 1:00. See how it feels. That's basically the same ratio you are currently using.

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SEABREEZE64 5/18/2013 4:20PM

    Slow is okay for a slow run on a hot day. Actually very slow is okay!!!!
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