Friday, August 13, 2010

I had a really great 3.5 mile run today

My wakeup heart rate was 54 this morning. I had a good 7 hours of sleep, and I felt great when I began the day. I didn't go out running until about 1 pm, and by then the shade temperature was 92 (F). I drank 3 cups of water during the run, and on the way back, I stopped several times in shady spots and rested for a couple of minutes. As I've said before, in the Summer and Winter I run to survive, and in the Fall and Spring I run for performance. In all four seasons, I run for enjoyment. I went south 1.75 miles and then came back. I think that for my next run, I'll drive to the pavilion at 108th South and run to the construction at 114 South and check it out.

I really can't say for sure, but I'm hoping my enjoyment of the run today means I'm adjusting to the heat.


  1. Heat, that's my worse enemy. I'm use to mild Seattle temps, but I have a race in the muggy mid-west coming up next week. Yikes!

  2. Good luck in the race -- you'll need it with high temps and high humidity. Walk though every water stop, drink some, and pour a cup on your head. Hope your race is early in the morning....