Saturday, June 20, 2009

Holy Humidity Batman!

ummm... yeah... it's hot.  It happened practically overnight and I was sooooo not ready.  2 days ago was cool, in the 60's.  Today 80 moving on up to the 90's with nearly 40% humidity.  The 10 miles may have gone better had I had more time to acclimate.  But thanks to the drastic change I crumbled mid-run.  My legs were great, the rest of me not so much.  Initially I wanted to run 12.  Nearly 2 miles into the run I decided to cut it down to 10 but I did not run the whole 10 miles.  I was disappointed when I realized just before 5 miles I wouldn't be able to continue unless I started to incorporate walking breaks.  Flashbacks of my experience at Chicago 07 started happening. And although today was not a marathon,  I didn't want to push when I wasn't ready and could potentially end up hurt.  So I swallowed my pride and for the second 5 I moved to a 5:1 run/walk.  I know if it hadn't gotten so hot and humid as quickly as it did I would have had little to no problem completing the run and possibly even going further.  It will take a little time to get used to the weather and in the meantime I will push myself but need to remember to be smart.  The heat changes everything when it comes to training.

Also, thanks to everyone who commented letting me know I wasn't the only one with sleep issues ;)  It feels a better to knowing I'm not alone!  I'm hoping today's run sends me to bed early!

9 comments:

kilax said...

What is with the humidity? It has hit me hard too. I have to slow down, but I am having a hard time. I think it's smart you stopped to walk. I think I may need to do that!

Mark said...

That's the way to make an adjustment and finish! It does take time to get acclimated to the humidity. It can be a bear! I had to do that same thing Monday.

Jeri said...

The humidity has been BRUTAL lately....sorry it's finally hitting you guys. :( Way to go for still getting the miles in, and still being smart about running in the heat/humidity.

Chris said...

We've had record rainfall in Salt Lake City. I haven't run in humidity in years! No fun!

maria k said...

when i was at the beach in the middle of the afternoon i saw people running. it was crazy hot! glad you survived a run in this heat.

MCM Mama said...

We totally got hit with that at the race on Saturday too. Glad you were still able to complete the 10!

Marlene said...

No shame in walk breaks on a hot day! My group was taking walks today as well. We were hammered with a hot one out of nowhere, too. Congrats on getting it done!

J said...

It was super hot this morning on my run! Crazy how the weather changes so quickly! Its summer time! lol

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