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Today's run - much better!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I slept reasonably well last night, ate breakfast and showered this morning before my run. I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but my aim is to be cool.

I went to the gym with wet hair to use the treadmill. (I tend to breathe better there than in my gym at home, which still smells a little after the water damage repair we had done this winter.) I did a 5 min warm up, 10 min cool down, 40 min run/walk. I hit an overheat zone at minute 19 of the 40 minute run/walk, but was prepared with a wet cloth. I slowed to a walk and ran that cloth all over my face, neck and chest. I walked about three minutes, decided I was fine and started running again. No nausea, no exhaustion, no other problems the rest of the run. None of my other walk periods were more than a minute. I didn't try to push my speed at all after I reached this overheat zone; I kept it about a 12.8 minute mile or so and was comfortable, not huffing and puffing.

I felt pretty good! When I got home, I took a sponge bath... and now I'm off to work! emoticon

Edited to add: after work I went to look at the location of a technical trail I found about 18 miles from home. There will be a race there this July. I didn't have time to run it today (due to more math, dang it) but I will check it out in detail this week and if I think there is even the tiniest possibility I can do it, I will sign up. Looks somewhat intimidating - lots of cow poop, and a hill that goes on forever, but it's also very beautiful, passes a pond and goes through a lot of trees.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OWL_20 5/26/2013 1:25PM

    Woo-hoo on the run--that's wonderful! You're really doing great! And oh boy, that trail sounds like fun, wish we had something like that around here.

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PHEBESS 5/26/2013 4:52AM

    You might also look at what you had for bkfst - I find that makes a huge difference in my workouts.

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MARGARITTM 5/25/2013 6:34PM


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FELINEBETTER 5/25/2013 2:29PM

    Good work, Girl! Great management on your part! Have a great weekend!

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LINDAKAY228 5/25/2013 1:52PM

    Great job! I have a big problem with tolerating heat, and sometimes when I hike I carry a very light weight jacket or long sleeve t-shirt that I've wet with water and put in a plastic bag until I need it. Then I put it on and it really helps me.

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