Although I'm not exactly certain how far I actually went, I would say that using my best calculations, it was about 3.65 miles. It was HOT, but probably not as hot as it will be the rest of the week (as a side note - the NWS issues a heat advisory yesterday in effect through Thursday night - really? SIGH!) The heat was a factor, but the thick haze kept the "ant under a magnifying glass" feeling from coming to fruition - I just hate when I feel like the sun is literally burning a hole directly through me. This was suppose to be an easy 3 miler so I tried to take it easy. I listened to my jamz and played around with the intervals. It looked something like this:
first 4 min. was a run
after 4 minutes -1.13u=sed 1:3 intervals
miles 1.13-2.4 =used 3:1 intervals
water break @ 2.4 mile mark
miles 2.4-3.2 = used 1:3 intervals
miles 3.2-3.6 = walked as "cool down" - nothing "cooling" about 101 heat index though there was a slight breeze that did feel amazing!!!
A whole lot of sweat, but I feel awesome that I went out and battled the heat! It wasn't as bad as I was thinking it might be - except for the gallons of sweat in my eye - dang, I'm tired of that burning already!!
What do you all do when the temperature gets REALLY hot? Do you head indoors to a treadmill? Run in a pool? Change the day/time of your run? Skip it? Push through and do it as you normally would? Good luck to us all as the majority of the country is under the heat advisory for this upcoming week (love reading Sammy's blog -she's in Australia where it is winter . . . ohhhh that sounds lovely!)