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!
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.