So its the time of year when its HOT!! And who likes to run in heat??? On my way home from work it started raining(the pop up shower type) and I was thankful cause it cooled down a bit but then the sun came back out and in my opinion it was HOT again!! The hubs & I went to the gym first and then on to the park to run our faithful 2 mi loop we always run. You would really think I would be used to that run since it has been almost a year for running it and about 5 years walking it, BUT I still take walk
breaks:( I am wanting to up my weekly mileage so I decided today HAD to be at least a 4mi day. No worries about speed just get the distance done. My first loop wasn't too bad although at the end I realized I went out way faster than I wanted to cause you guessed it I took about a 45 second walk break. I stopped to get a drink of water from the fountain and begin the second loop. It was TERRIBLE!! I probably walked about a quarter of it, was extremely hot, feeling the chills running through my body and way out of control breathing. Wondering if just maybe I needed more water before or during the run. I really need to work on that cause I have not been a water drinker while running or even before only after. I have a feeling it is going to be a HOT HOT HOT summer this year and all of my runs except Saturday morning races will have to be after work/late evening.(I am such a better morning runner!) Guess its just like anything else you get better in time! Hopefully once my body adjusts to the heat more I can do better. And really my time wasn't all that bad considering I walked around 1/4 of the 4mi = 41:32(10:22 pace)
One awesome thing today, Running Chics posted MY BLOG on facebook today!!!