Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hot and Sunny on the Track!

It was brutal on the track today. The hot sun spanked my butt. I wore sun glasses, and a mesh cap. I brought a bottle of water with me too. I started out with a 1 mile easy warm up at 8:05 and then attempted to run 5 miles at a 6:22 per mile pace.

1st mile flew by in 6:18.

2nd mile I went on feel and did not look at my watch for each lap and did it in 6:40. I thought that's what I get for not paying attention to my pace.

3rd mile was pushed for a 6:08. After the 3rd mile I realized I'm running all over the place and the heat began to take a toll on me and I was feeling nauseous.

4th mile was done in 6:24.

5th mile was a dismal 6:37.

I finished the 7th mile in 8:03. I went home, showered, ate, and crashed for an hour while reading Marathon from Hal Higdon. I'm feeling better now. I need more adjusting for hot weather running.


JeffM said...

How do you adjust for hot weather running? That's bad when you reach nauseousness stage!

TriSaraTops said...

Ugh--be careful out there! Heat is my nemesis...I've been trying to get out as much as I can in the heat but it's hard!

Cliff said...

Papa Louie,

That's hot. By the way, how is the book by Hal Higdon??

Papa Louie said...

I am enjoying the book as it is an easy read. I think it is helpful more for the new or novice runner and some things mentioned in the book apply to experienced runners as well. He covers a little bit of everything regarding the running and racing experience.

Brian said...

Can't wait to get back on the track with you. I'll bring the ice water next time for a cooldown between miles! Great times though!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Good heat training. Although on the track in direct sun...Ouch.

What's interesting is that you were closest to your goal pace (6:22) the mile you realize you're scattered and nauseated.

Lora said...

Here's a link to my secret weapon for running in the heat:

Deb said...

I'm amazed at your 'warm up' time! I want to be you when I grow up!

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