It's so nice and cool here when it's early.
Post as you wish.
Summer (for some of us) is a good time run more since-days are longer and there is more light. Your body will tell when it's time to back off.
Chafing is the WORST. Hope it heals quickly!
I ran last night with The Weds group. I did not go to the track but went to the regular run instead. We ran from a park where there was a zero depth water area. Not many waded in but it was sending cool vibes and that was nice. I managed 3.6 at 8:41 with a friend on a regular training run in the heat. That's pretty good for me. (Unfortunately my race was not even that pace yesterday in the rain.) I have been training 6 days a week but my pacing has not been as consistent. I know if I got down to my race weight and increased mileage I would be faster, but I have gotten back some of muscles from weight training and I don't want to give that up.
Your pace looks good to me! Good work on the 3.6 miler. Muscles are hard to make and you don't want to give them up.
2017-07-06 6:25 AM
Awful "run" last night. It was supposed to be 2 miles tempo but after 0.8 miles I had to walk as I was getting dizzy and nauseous
walked about half a mile and then slowly jogged the rest. I really wanted to sit down/throw up at the end but managed to hold it together and get to my personal training session...which was about the same although we did get everything done, I just had to rest more often and walk instead of run during the circuit breaks. I wasn't dehydrated so I think it was a combination of actually over-hydrating in the afternoon, not having breakfast so under-fuelled (although lunch was good food), the heat, not wearing a hat/visor, and work stress. I've already had breakfast today, I will wear my visor tonight despite how hot it makes my head, and I will continue to hydrate...so hopefully it'll be better.
In the ongoing saga of my back: that was also extremely painful last night so probably didn't help. But I took both NSAID & muscle relaxer last night plus slept on the couch (firmer than the bed). I can't say I slept very well as the couch is a bit narrow for my fat ass, but I did wake up with virtually no pain so I think this has to be the plan for the next few nights. I did discover that my new sleeping bag, purchased for the archaeology dig in 10 days, is seriously warm...probably too warm
I had the AC on all night waaaaay cooler than I do usually, and still overheated.
Gosh, you've had a mix of bad circumstances lately. I hope you rest well today and tonight.
Hope your run is better today. Bad runs just happen sometimes.
Good that you are listening to your body. Hope your back gets better soon.
Can you tell us what the dig is trying to uncover? If not, we understand.
2017-07-06 10:49 AM
Nothing secret on the dig, it's an long term project looking at an area that has some ancient mounds - so think Cahokia but on a far less impressive scale
I don't yet know what we'll be working on, whether geophysical investigations or 'pure' digging. I'm actually hoping for the former as I haven't done that before and it's obviously more of my educational background. But I'm sure it'll be a lot of hot, dirty, sweaty carrying of heavy buckets of dirt because us volunteers are basically unpaid unskilled labourers
It is neither nice nor cool here.
It's hot, even first thing in the morning, and the air is thick enough to cut with a knife.
Slow, miserable run for me this morning.
Sing it, sister
Sometimes it's not possible to beat the heat.
Especially when the morning starts hot it's really an ENDURANCE run.
2017-07-06 10:35 AM
Right there with you!
I agree with swandive. It's not nice and cool here. It's humid, sprinkly and gross. That said I ran 3 very slow miles. I swear I have absolutely ZERO speed
Your speed and mine probably went on vacation together to Antarctica.
Who can blame them. Grosssss time of year
2017-07-06 10:33 AM
I hope that our speed is having a REALLY WICKED COLD TIME in Antarctica
Is your next competition in warm conditions?
2017-07-06 10:33 AM
Oh yes, which is why I'm trying to run outside more. I am trying to acclimate. The problem is that I don't really acclimate well
Acclimating is no fun. None.
It's like breathing water instead of air.
2017-07-06 10:33 AM
Yes. It's no fun.
Ditto those ^ two. But it got done. It was 87* when I got back from 2 miles last night. It was brutal but I got it done. This time of year we have to decide between the humidity of the morning or the heat of the evening. I'll take the heat.
We have a new doggo. She is Bassett/Lab, so Bassador?
We've name her Annie, as in little orphan, because she was at the shelter for a year. I can't imagine why- she is adorable and fun and has the sweetest personality. Our former older child is having a tough time with it- he's used to being the only dog in town. I hope they'll play eventually- they had one brief play time and I had to really work to get that one! We've given ourselves a week to decide if it's going to work out. If not, we may see if my BFF is interested in taking her- they have four kids and Annie would be a great fit for them. But again, we're putting off making a decision.
Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated~
We have a Lab/Basset mix as well! She has a Lab face, but Basset legs.
Same here! Our first doggo is Jack Russell/Basset. So we have a bassador and a basshole (he really is a little jerk, but an adorable one). Those basset mixes are impossible to resist!
Dogs may not click at first but that doesn't mean they won't eventually be good companions.
Good job on a 2 miler in the heat!
2017-07-06 10:35 AM
Aww! New doggers! How long have you had her? Adjustments can take upwards of a month. Did the shelter give you guidelines on the adjustment period?
Just took a look at my poor bike, with the thought I might be able to use it outside in a few weeks. Both inner tubes are leaking and need to be replaced. But where, oh where, could I find a bike shop in Colorado?
Off to the gym.
Gosh, I don't know. You might have to go to New Mexico, Kansas, or Wyoming to find one...
2017-07-06 1:23 PM
Poor neglected bike.
Ooh, Cafe Velo is there - that always sounds like a cool shop!
Opt Outside! Get the bike happy!
2017-07-06 6:08 PM
I think Cafe' Velo is the first choice. And there is a Performance Bike a little farther downtown.
4 this morning, then hightailed it to the airport. Conference call and I wanted to get through TSA before it.
In the rush I left my laptop cord behind. Fortunately Brookstone in Las Vegas airport had one. I am SO expensing that puppy...
They are, especially when you buy them at the airport. But I didn't want to try to find a Best Buy that had one in stock in Spokane.
I could have bought a Dell laptop, used the charger, then returned the whole thing when I got home, but I'm not quite that nasty.
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