Day 70: Temperature makes a big difference when running

By Skip

I am happy about the workout today because it was a nice solid run.   Nothing fancy… no earth shattering time records.  I attribute the overall pleasantness of the run to cooler weather.  I got home late from work so the sun was setting and a storm was moving in so it had cooled down quite a bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I still worked my butt off during this run. 

On my schedule was: 

  • WU: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
  • MS: Run 30 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
  • CD: Run 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity

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I finished this run off strong.  My heart rate was good and my upper body was willing but my legs said that was enough, otherwise, I would have liked to have run a little bit further.   I thought I might have some leg or knee problems but I think I ran just enough and not too much. 

Another thing that concerned me is that this is the third day in a row of running.  In the past this meant trouble but I think I will be ok.  I have a couple of days break before my next run so we will see.  It is going to be a rough, tough week.  But this is also the last big push for endurance so I have   to make every day count. 

Today’s overall enjoyment was due to the temperature.  The past few days that I have been out and it has been so hot that the enjoyment level has been quite low.  The high temperatures really do have an effect on your pace, speed and overall endurance.  In those types of conditions it is almost impossible to stay properly hydrated.  I can’t wait for winter…… Florida winter, that is!

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