Gotta love the midwest! It went from 50 last week to 90* and 98% humidity this week. Geez leweez!
Yesterday was my first really hot run. I only started running last September and did the first month or so on the treadmill. I HATE the heat. I would prefer 30* to 90* any day of the week! I don't want to get up at 5am either. My husband gets up with Maggie most weekends and so I get to sleep in. Since I am not a morning person at all I look forward to these days all week.
I decided to get up at 9 and go running then. I looked at my iPod touch weather app and it was already 75* yuck! I decided to drive into town so I could run where there was more shade. I usually run in a newer subdivision so there are no big trees. I brought my Nathan handheld water bottle for the first time as well. Dave ran with it on Saturday and said that it wasn't too bad to carry.
I wanted to run 5 miles with my consolation prize being 4 miles. I ran 4 miles on Thursday, but I hadn't run more than 4 in a few weeks. I set my Nike + to 45 min and took off. It was HOT immediately but I was ok. I decided to just go slow and not push myself too hard if I started getting over heated. I used to play softball and in the summer I would pitch 3-4 games in one day when it was 90* out, but it had been a LLLOOONNNGGG time since then, but I thought I would be able to tell when I was just uncomfortable and when I needed to stop.
The water was definitely needed, and I poured some on my head a time or two which helped. My route was not as shady as I thought it would be and there were more hills than I was used to running on. I did get to run down the street that I grew up and see my old house. I love that house and would love to buy it someday. I got back into downtown and was only at 3.41 miles, but it was really really hot by then. I started to feel queasy and I decided that when I got to the end of the block I would walk for a block. By the next block I felt worse and the car was only another block away so I decided to be done. I got back in the car and was soaked with sweat.
When I got home we hadn't turned the air on yet and I thought I might die! I stretched and drank 2 more bottles of cold water and started to feel better. I took a cool shower and felt 100%. Then I started to feel guilty about stopping and not finishing the 4 miles. I could've gone another 3/4 of a mile and been fine. Oh well I guess.
I might go to the Y to run on the dreadmill today though. I definitely want to run today, but it's already late and the temp is almost 90* already. Dave is out running now and has taken the day off of work so I can go to the Y without Maggie. I hate that darn treadmill though, so we'll see.