Thursday, July 15, 2010

Not My Best!! Heat!!

Heat just radiates off the track I think.  I think we ran quite possibly when it was the hottest out.  Maybe it seems that way, because the track just seems to radiate heat.  Anyway my track workout was not the best, that is for sure.  The warm up cool down was 2.5 miles.  I didn't do my normal run to the track-warm up-run home after.  Good thing in hindsight.  I forgot what time we met, and drove to the track at 6:00.  We started at 6:30.

A couple track workouts ago, and even maybe the last one I wondered how in the heck do we do 12:00 runs?  I found out last night, not very well when it is hot out.  :)  I don't think anyone was really running real well out there.  We ended up doing 2-12:00's and a 10:00.  Too much carnage out there.  Some people didn't even finish the 2nd 12:00.  It was that gross!! 

My times at the mile split were 7:26-7:36-8:12.  The last one I took it easy, and finished after the mile.  So my 10:00 ended up being a 8:12.  To be honest I don't remember a track workout ever being that hard.  I could have gone on to finish the 10:00, but I wasn't going to get the full lap in, so just quit.  It is nasty running in that stuff.  I remember the 2006 Chicago Marathon.  The dude who won still ran a 2:07 or something like that.  Like heat and stuff don't affect the Kenyans.  I still think that is pretty remarkable.  Heat definitely affects me. 

I tacked on a 90 + minute bike ride in too, so that is cool.  Going to take my road bike in today to get fixed.  I'll pick it up tomorrow.  Still have to air up my "work" bike.  Still at 18psi I am guessing.  :)

That is it for today!!  :)

Hope you all have a Great and Awesome day!!!   :)

xo's!!!   :)

Love You All!!  :)

1 comment:

Beth said...

No doubt about it - running in the heat is brutal!! Way to get it done Steve!