I came home from work and Mrs Schlub and I decided I would go running before dinner so I wasnt running at 8pm and could get to bed at a decent hour. Wow that made the run really tough. Today's high was 97 degrees.
Plan was to have a 1 mile warm up then run a 3 mile tempo run at about 8 min/mile pace. I realized today that I am really bad at the whole tempo run thing. Mile one was nothing of a warm up, mile one ended up coming in at 7:51. Came out way too fast. By mile two because I came out that fast coupled with the heat, I was pretty much done. Mile two came in at 8:51. From there I alternated walking and jogging for another 3 miles. So total run was 5 miles with an average pace of 10:45 min/mile. YIKES!!
Few take aways here:
1) AZ is REALLY HOT!!! Enough said.
2) My hydration during the day is much better, no issues with dehydration today.
3) I really listened to my body during this run, my quads were super tight from the squats and lunges I have been doing so I took it easy on the last three miles. No need to force the issue.
4) Hey I got out and ran. So much better than Schlubbing it up at the house watching TV.
Hows the weather in your area right now? Are you dying of heat/digging out of snow/enjoying the outdoors??
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!