I was half way through my steady state run yesterday. The heat index was 103 and I had to take a break in some shade.
“Yes – thanks” was my reply to the voice that seemed to come out of nowhere. “It’s hot out here today”, I said as I looked around to see who was talking to me. It was some nice people sitting outside on their porch. I must have looked as bad as I felt at the time. However it only took about 2 or 3 minutes to gather my composure and start back on my run.
I had been dreading this day for some time. Six weeks out from our marathon and we are now starting our workouts. TJ sent me the schedule and I had mistaken that yesterday was to be a tempo run and not a steady state run.
So, being hot out and a bit worried I wouldn’t get through, I set my iSmoothRun app and went out for my run.
Looking back on it, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. My first mile was slow as I warmed up. My achilles has been a bit sore, so I didn’t want to go too fast. After that I went straight into my steady state pace. I am supposed to keep my pace around 8:00, but with the heat, I set my app to 8:30 just to be on the easy side. I didn’t listen to my app.
Here are my splits:
Needless to say, I felt good about the run. It was tough, but it gave me some confidence that I can get through my workouts this summer and not pass out. 🙂
This morning I woke up with a sinus infection. That, along with only 4 hours sleep means I will have to take the day off from running today. Oh well. Better safe than sorry!!!
You are a machine running in 103 degrees! Amazing! Great job!!
Thanks! I wouldn’t want to do it again, but I will probably have to. Why did I choose a September marathon! 🙂
Clad to see the confidence bud. 6 weeks and a cloud of dust. Get at it!
Ha. Don’t know about the dust part, but thanks!!!
Good lord, be careful in that heat! Hope you feel better after a day of rest…
Thank you. I am on my way to the doctor in a bit. Rest should help… I hope so anyway.
Wow, I’m impressed with your time, especially in the heat. Someday I’ll be able to run that fast. I’m thinking by this time next year I will. Keep up the great work!
Thank you. I did take a couple breaks, but I was happy overall. I wanted to do more, but I didn’t want to be stupid in the heat. Anyway. Thanks for the encouragement.
Thank you. It is much more fun to look back in than it was during the run. 🙂
Holy smokes that’s hot! You rock! I hope you feel better soon! 🙂
You’re too kind!!! Thanks. I need to feel better tomorrow as our 5K is Saturday. I was just getting in the groove and have been out 2 days with this infection. Oh well. Could be worse!!!
You will do great I am sure of it! And yes, things could be worse, but the challenges as much as they try to break us, they can’t, they only make us stronger and more determined! 🙂
You’re right!!! I didn’t totally understand that until I started running (your blog helped too).