Ohio weather has been very iffy this Spring. It’s been slow to warm up (but let’s be honest, the 50-60 degree weather has been great for running!) and has rained buckets. The 10 days before vacation had rain everyday.
Houston weather? 90 degrees (or more) and no rain for 2+ months. Both Saturday and Sunday I went out around 8:30-9 am and it was 80 and increasing steadily. Saturday I started great. The first two miles were an 8:45 pace. I was flying along. Two miles chimed on my Garmin and I was DONE. I jogged back at a 10 min pace for 3.6 total (but I walked something like 0.25 miles).
Now, no insults to interval runners, but I don’t walk on long runs unless its thru a water station (and I can barely walk and drink without choking lol). So walking to me feels like failure. Being out of shape. No conditioning. And heat and higher than normal heart rate be damned.
I read something later that day about needing 10 hours of training to adapt to warmer climates. Oh. Really. Wish I would have read that sooner.
Sunday I did 1.6 mile loops (10min pace) and stopped for water in between. Sure, 5 minute breaks sounds awful, but I did a total of 5 miles with two breaks in the middle and didn’t feel like I was going to die after. Next time, admit you’re human and GTF over it, Kelly.
Warrior Dash this Saturday! Oh, and did I mention it will be 90 in Ohio this weekend? Oh boy.