Introduction

Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ill Beat This Heat & Wait Til Tomorrow

Quick post today.   I took all of your advice and now it's my goal to run in this heat as much as possible.   I ran at 430 pm yesterday,  it was about 95 degrees but with a steady breeze so it wasn't too bad.   Plan was to run 4 mile tempo run really trying to focus on keeping a consistent speed.   Ended up running 4.5 miles at an overall average pace of 9 min/mile.  First three miles came in at 8:34, 8:23, & 8:12.  Huge improvement from my last few runs.   Last mile and a half was jogging/walking as a cool down.   Overall great run,  just need to keep running in this heat and drinking TONS of water.

Now come back tomorrow,  I woke up early this morning and hit the trail before work and Oh my do I have some pics to share.

How much water is everyone drinking throughout the day???
I'm around 118-135 fl oz of water which is about 7-8 basic water bottles.

14 comments:

  1. Wow - I'm taken aback at how hot it is in your neck of the woods. I gather that the 95 degrees is more of a dry heat though. This Friday the high in my neck of the woods, north of Atlanta, is 87, but the Georgia humidity can make runs from June through August quite difficult - and sweaty. I'm not sure about water content for myself. I should look into how much I'm taking in these days though.

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    1. Yeah it's a dry heat, not sure how I would handle it if it was humid too.

      You need to make sure your taking in enough water especially with that humidity.

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  2. i need to keep track of my water. i was doing a really good job of it for a while...but now....not so much

    keep it up man!

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    1. I expect to see a full report next week lol

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  3. Can't wait to see the pics from your trail!

    Have you been to the site http://www.trailporn.com? Good stuff -- don't worry, it's safe for work. It's just gorgeous pictures of trails! :)

    I don't keep track of my water intake but it's a lot. I keep a glass of water within reach all day.

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    1. Same trail but whole new perspective.

      I'm definitely checking out that site.

      Florida you need a lot of water so I'd expect you to drink a lot also.

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  4. I probably start needing to be better about hydrating during the run now that it is warming up...no where near AZ temps though!

    I had a beautiful trail run today too--7.12 miles--with my husband, so farther and faster than I would have done on my own. Very technical, dead legs now!

    I pulled out the bike 2 days ago...starting to try and figure out how to fit that in (ouch). My husband does a lot of road biking instead of running during the summer, and is still able to do a great job in races (longer ones too). I imagine that would be a good cross train in the heat (maybe??). At least you can bring a lot of water with you!

    Good job of working through the heat! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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    1. Yes you need more water, what are you teaching your team lol.

      See you need to blog so we can see pictures from your trail run.

      Starting next month I have cycling on Sundays for cross training, see how long I stick with it.

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  5. You are the champion of water drinking! I need to get myself up to par. I do drink a lot, but nowhere near what I should probably especially with it getting warmer outside. Great job with the run too! Running in the heat can be pretty miserable, but you'll get acclimated quickly I'm sure! Excited to see your trail pics!

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    1. I've been dehydrated twice, trying to stay away from that.

      Getting use to the heat is the plan, hope it helps with races down the road.

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  6. Glad you had such a great run in that heat. Can't wait to see these trail pictures!

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    1. I guess great is relative, how great can 97 degrees be lol.

      I'll need to step up my game to follow your trail running pics.

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  7. You are brave to run at 4:30 on the after noon- that's some hot sun. I usually wait until 7ish right now lol Great job on the water intake. I probably need to step it up, on work out days I drink over 100 oz. but on rest days sometimes I slack to 65 to 70 oz. I do drink ice tea w/splenda too every day some people think that's close to water others say it dehydrates me a little ???? I really don't know...but i bring a 52 oz cup of tea with em to work every day anyway.

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    1. The breeze made it tolerable, but if I'm in AZ I figure I need to get used to it.

      Need to step up the water on your off days, don't know about that ice tea, I would think it would dehydrate you but I don't drink it so I'm not positive

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