Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 64C--Heat

Today was a recovery run. We dropped down to 6 miles from the 12 miles we ran last Saturday. That was a very good thing, because 12 or more miles in the heat would have killed me. It was about 80 degrees when we started our run, and close to 90 degrees when we ended our run. That isn't counting the 84% humidity. It was super hard to breathe. I was winded within a few minutes of starting out this morning and never really recovered. My muscles were fine with the heat and the distance, but my lungs were screaming for mercy the entire time. I'm sure I wasn't the best running partner today at all.

Despite the weather, we finished our 6 miles right on pace. That was despite extra walk and water breaks and a stop for a fallen teammate. A woman in a different pace group tripped on some broken asphalt on the path and went down hard. She ended up with skinned palms, elbow and knee. All of us thought she went down because of the heat, so we rushed to her side. She was able to walk away from the fall, and only missed about 1/2 mile of her run.

I don't know if it's the heat, the run, or something else, but I've feel kinda hooky all day. I slept from the time I got home from my run until abut 2, and have been lounging around the 2 hours after that. I did eat, but it didn't help my stomach feel any better. I have also been drinking water to make sure that's not the problem. I hope that I feel better tomorrow, or even today.


  1. Hope you are feeling better today. Unfortunately, sometimes runs are like that. I know I don't miss training in this heat. I could barely run three miles that day! (If I wasn't with a friend, I probably wouldn't have run at all!)

  2. I would have quit at 4 miles, but I was the pace group leader and had the only chronograph going for our group. Guilt is a great motivator.