Monday, June 30, 2008

Hot Hot Hot

I had been bummed about the lack of warmer temps here.... until now! The past few days I've gone out for my run and I'm left feeling deflated and dripping in sweat! So much for pace goals.

Yesterday morning, I went out with DH on his bike and the kiddos in tow. We covered 5.5 miles at 51:47 (9:25 mile pace). We departed around 9:40 a.m. - we should have got an earlier start but chores and WarCraft take priority apparently. :D

I started out on the treadmill today - knowing it was going to get hot. I intended to get on at 8 - which would have allowed me an hour before the sitter arrived, enough time to hopfully cover about 6-7 miles. Needless to say, that didn't happen. I didn't hop on until a quarter to 9 and thereby completed only 1.9 miles at 18:20 (9:38 mile pace).

I then headed outdoors intending to do 7 out and turn back for home. This would bring my total for the day up to 16 but I opted to turn at 6 miles instead. It was just getting too hot. I completed 12.1 miles at 2:07:54 (10:34 mile pace). When I left shortly after 9 a.m. the temperature was in the mid 70s. By the time I returned just after 11, it was in the high 80s. I was parched. Mileage for today --> 14 miles.

Tomorrow - it's pool time! I love swimming - especially in the summer. I feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. I'm thinking of potentially doing a postal swim to check my fitness level in the water. I'm going to talk with Coach tomorrow.

If you are a member of USMS - check out the new issue of Swimmer. Featured on page 28 is one of our team mates here in Central Oregon, Tom Landis. It's a great article for swimmers and non-swimmers alike!


  1. 80 degrees IS hot, but I remember doing a few 3 and 4 milers in 90+ degree temps (back when I was all hardcore and stuff) :-)

    When did you say you were doing a tri? You NEED to!!

  2. Glad to hear you turned around at mile 6.... it's just doesn't make sense to log junk miles when you feel totally out of whack!

    Enjoy the pool tomorrow! Wahoo!

    I agree with what Wes said... just TRI one! You'll be hooked!

  3. Its funny how your glad its warmer there and I am soo glad it finally cooled down a little here in GA. I was actually chilly on my bike this morning

    So you swim, you bike, you run, Why not Try a Tri???

    Its funny how us triafletes try to bring runners over to the dark side

  4. WoW always take priority :)

    Glad you finally getting some sunshine!


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