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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.
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  • OWL_20
    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.
    1248 days ago
    You might also look at what you had for bkfst - I find that makes a huge difference in my workouts.
    1248 days ago
    1249 days ago
    Good work, Girl! Great management on your part! Have a great weekend!
    1249 days ago
    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.
    1249 days ago
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