Sunday, August 22, 2010
Too hot to handle
organic tart cherry juice blend, and left the other two bottles in a cooler in the car for easy access. My goal was to run/walk 10 miles. I started off feeling great! I took two walk breaks during the first mile, and then kept adding to it after that. By the 6th mile, I was down to a run 90 seconds, walk 30 seconds ratio because of the heat/humidity. During that mile, I started having chills and feeling a little light-headed. I recognized the signs of overheating and smartly called it quits at 6.06 miles. But, but, but... I need to run 10 today! I cooled off in the air conditioned car as I drove home drinking the ice cold bottle of Hammer Heed that I had pre-mixed. I drank a big glass of ice cold water when I got home and grabbed my third bottle of fluids (water + pineapple coconut juice blend) from the cooler to take down to the basement. I had cooled down some, but not completely, so I knew I should play it safe and continue the run/walk method instead of run only. I decided to go by distance, rather than time, since that is easier for me to track on my treadmill. I ran 0.1 mile then walked 0.025, and repeat. It wasn't ideal, but it was done. 10.06 miles logged for the day, plus an improved tan. Woohoo!