Monday, July 18, 2011

Chapter 2 page 378 - TR 137 easy 3 HA!

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!)


  1. Way to push through! It is AWFUL outside.

    I don't know what I'm going to do. Tonight my plan is to run REALLY LATE. Like maybe even 9 p.m. or later. The problem is even at 9 p.m. it's still hot, but at least the sun is gone then.


  2. I prefer to move inside when it's so hot--but it's not an option for me right now (no treadmill and no gym membership!) so I just get it done as early as possible!

  3. I thought about running inside, but I hate the treadmill after running outside so much. So, I just go in the morning before it gets terribly hot. This morning it was 76 with 90% humidity... still not pleasant though!

  4. I can't believe you went outside in this! Last summer, I got up EARLY to get my runs in so that I could beat the worst of it. I would try to do anything to get it in safely - whether it be early morning, late evening or inside. Stay safe and way to get it done!

  5. I tend to go inside when it's really hot and the NWS issues excessive heat warnings. Like today, I did speedwork on the treadmill. It felt nice to NOT be running outside. You are one tough cookie to be braving the heat and humidity!

  6. Awww shucks!! Here I am reading about your heat warning whilst I'm sitting under the heater, feet in my uggies and covered in my nanna blanket. If however I was in horrid heat I would probably wait until the evening ... I so can't wait for summer!