Getting off on the wrong foot

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I had my first group run with my Half marathon training class last night. I was very nervous because tun time was much earlier in the day than I normally run.

Notice the Hi at the time was 103F!!! Why anyone would be outside in this temperature is beyond me, much less run in it! lol

Needless to say I did not have my best run. Actually walked almost half of it. I'm disappointed because I hate not getting in a full run whenever I go out. But I knew that I wasn't given the change in local.

My plan is to spend an hour outside everyday at the same time as this scheduled run to get acclimated to the heat. No idea if it will work. Also I'm gonna find one of the slower runners that ran the whole 30 minutes and stalk, I mean follow along with them.

Next group run is Saturday at 7am. I'm not as worried. I mean how hot can it be that early?!?!
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    103 is really hot! Can't imagine running in that heat. be careful!
    3471 days ago
    Take care of yourself in that heat. While you may have to work to get used to it, you will also need to work to stay hydrated in it!

    Hey, you tried something new. Running in a temp you aren't used to at a time you aren't used to isn't easy. At least you tried! And, I know you will get into the swing of it and get some really good runs going! YOU CAN DO IT!
    3471 days ago
  • BILL60
    Once you get used to the heat, you'll be OK. Hang tough.
    3472 days ago
    If you run in the heat, it's really important to drink before, during and after a run. I don't like running in heat, so try to run early morning or very late afternoon, when it is usually cooler.

    Good luck on your training.
    3472 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8433111
    Training to run in heat is a good idea. Drink lots of water. It is easy to get into a run and forget. I agree that 7 am is a much cooler time to run ( pun intended).
    3472 days ago
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