Well its obvious, being in Arizona this heat is going to last all summer. This is our first running summer and so far it has been quite an experience.
Todays run was in the middle of the afternoon, probably around 95 degrees, good thing was that there was a slight breeze and some cloud cover. Ended up running 4 miles but I wanted to stop and turn around after the first mile. First mile came out pretty strong about 8 min/mile but after that I was once again diminished to walking/jogging through the rest of the run.
I keep telling myself that I need to keep running through the heat to get myself use to it. Plus, as dawn @ running: the dawn put it, the heat really is extra endurance training much like altitude training is. So this trend will continue, I just need to change my expectations for these runs. My pace will suffer but in the end it will help me down the road with our half and full marathons.
No real questions today, so tell me something random thats going on?!?!
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!