Saturday, May 26, 2007

Too Much

Too much heat and too much speed, that was the story of today. I started my run late as it too my mechanic over 2 hours to do the brake job I had done today. So I started about noon and ran a little under 5 miles in an hour. I was cutting a far better speed than that maybe about a 10 minute pace, fast for me. The heat and humidity of the day hit me hard. I completed the first couple of miles and really had to walk, I was in a bit of trouble in terms of my body condition. The remaining 3 miles were a mix of run and walk. Overall I am happy with the run but I have to watch the heat and humidity. I can do well but I am very fair and have to respect the sun. I did recover in about 2 hours post run, but it did take the steam out of me.

I will try to run a bit more tonight.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey there. It was nice here today, i logged in my 2.6 route today. 2 of the races i am registering for are 5k's. The 5k Lancaster Street Fair race on July 28, 2007 and the Run for Life 5k in Sept. Do not know the exact date for that one yet, but will find out this next week. I will be checking out a few more, but those are the two i am definately doing this summer so far. I will let you know when i am registered for both. Hope you are feeling better as the heat got to you today; remember to hydrate hydrate hydrate! talk again soon. cheers, LJ

Anonymous said...

PS. if you want to do a weight tracker for me....so i can keep an eye on it my height is 5'5"; my beginning weight was 241 on April 17th. My weight on May 23? was 228. Its progress. not much, but progress. i do not have the patience of a mountain. especially when it comes to my weight.

Mike said...

Laura,
I can't tell you how proud I am of you! Keep it up girl! Look forward to running with you in September.

Rob,
Nice blog! I have a similar story. I was over 240 and a smoker. I went with running to lose weight and lost 60 lbs and even raced my 1st Marathon in March. I have a nice collection of 1/2 marathon finisher medals now too. If you ever want to run in Va Beach let me know. We have several nice ones...Rock and Roll 1/2(SEP), Shamrock (MAR)*full and half, Dismal Swamp/Stomp 1/2 (APR), and Fleet Week 1/2. We have a few other local ones too that I have yet to run because I am constantly away from home (Military). I'll check your blog out while I'm at sea and keep in touch. Later!
Mike (A.K.A. Miguel)

Mike said...

Laura,
I can't tell you how proud I am of you! Keep it up girl! Look forward to running with you in September.

Rob,
Nice blog! I have a similar story. I was over 240 and a smoker. I went with running to lose weight and lost 60 lbs and even raced my 1st Marathon in March. I have a nice collection of 1/2 marathon finisher medals now too. If you ever want to run in Va Beach let me know. We have several nice ones...Rock and Roll 1/2(SEP), Shamrock (MAR)*full and half, Dismal Swamp/Stomp 1/2 (APR), and Fleet Week 1/2. We have a few other local ones too that I have yet to run because I am constantly away from home (Military). I'll check your blog out while I'm at sea and keep in touch. Later!
Mike (A.K.A. Miguel)

Rob said...

Thanks for the invite Mike, I may take one up sometime next year. If you want to be a contributer to the blog, I think your experience would be helpful. Let me know.

Anonymous said...

Rob,
Mike is a buddy of mine that i am running the Rock and Roll with in sept. we were in the military together in Scotland; and his wife Stef doesnt run. I told him about your website and how we were tracking stuff. Talk again soon! laura

Rob said...

I figured he was your military pal from his comments. Thanks for the 411.