June 24, 2017

Finishsed the week with another 1.4 mile run

I was out early to take advantage of the morning shade. I didn't check the temperature, but the temp was probably in the mid 70s (F). There was a lot of shade, and the cooler air felt good. I felt week, due I think to not eating much the night before, but I didn't feel dizzy. I drank a lot of water, and that seemed to make the difference. The temperature later in the day was in the mid to high 80s.

June 21, 2017

Did 1.4 miles again

I decided to skip breakfast and go running earlier in the morning to get the morning shade. I carried and drank my 1 cup of water, and I took a good drink from the fountain at the beginning and end of the workout. I didn't get dizzy, and I felt pretty good. I was glad to be out earlier in the morning, because it was hotter today than yesterday. The forecast for today is a max of 100 (F). Since I went earlier in the morning, the shade temperature was lower than the max and was in the mid 70s. I was really glad for the shade, because I could feel the cooler air in the shade. I went slow and took rest stops along the way, at the half-mile bench going out and coming back, and the quarter-mile bench on the way back. As I've said many times, I think the summer and winter are for survival, and the spring and fall are for increases in performance.

I will do 1.4 miles again on Saturday, and if I continue to feel good, I will go up to 1.5 miles next week.

I've been thinking of the dizziness I felt a couple of weeks ago, and it may have been from the heat since one of the symptoms of heat exhaustion is dizziness. The extra water I'm getting has been sufficient.

This, so far, has been a good month for power generation from the solar cells on my roof. The longer days during the spring have helped increase my solar power, but starting with today the days are getting shorter, and my solar power during should go down.

June 19, 2017

Still doing 1.4 miles

I ran and walked my 1.4 mile route again today. I didn't get dizzy, but I was tired while I ran. It was hot, and I discovered I could use my 1 cup of water by drinking a sip every other walking phase and taking smaller sips. I also discovered the fountain at the parking lot at 100th South is working again, and I was glad to get extra water. I ran about mid-day, because I was giving my stomach extra time to start digesting my breakfast.

June 17, 2017

And, another 1.4 miles

My wife and I were out earlier in the morning. I did another 1.4 miles and didn't get dizzy at all. The temperature was in the mid 70s (F) during our run. She walked 2 miles, and we got back to our car at about the same time (she walks faster than I jog). There were a lot of cyclists on the path but not many walkers or runners. There was a north wind of about 10 mph, and it felt good even though it made my return a bit harder. The wind helped keep me cool.