|heat makes me cranky|
Run 1 was horrible. Here's what I did right: left before 6 am, brought water, tweeted about how horrible it was when I got home. Here's what I did wrong: thought I could run a few tempo miles in air that felt like soup, actually tried to run said tempo miles, beat myself up when it didn't work very well. My legs felt like lead, I had a hard time catching my breath, and I felt like garbage. I did 5 miles, it felt like 15, and by the time I was finished, I was so sweaty that the white part of my shirt was pretty much transparent. I got home feeling defeated and tired. The tweet? Well, they say misery loves company. It was nice to get a reminder that I was not horribly out of shape, but rather had unrealistic expectations for my run.
@Moultgard don't feel bad. I had the same experience last night when I ran 7 miles. I had a number of walk breaks.
— Bill Kingston (@BillKingston) June 20, 2012
Run number 2? Much better. Here's what I did right: left before 6 am, brought ice water, brought company, found ways to make it fun. Here's what I did wrong: not much. Instead of trying to run fast? We all agreed it was a slow day. We all ran with the attitude that we were just happy to be out running on a lovely Thursday morning. We chatted, we tried to ignore the heat, and the best part? We found a way to make it fun:
This morning's run was better than yesterday's. Less sun, great company, and ran through some sprinklers. Felt like a kid again :) #running
— Kristen M (@Moultgard) June 21, 2012
I highly recommend running through sprinklers. It was probably the best part of my day.
How are you in the heat - do you love it or does it make you wilt? Any hot weather tips?