So hot now after church I'm not even considering a run today. Should be up to 107 - 110 index this afternoon. Just the way we like it.............................
That's a broiling day KS. Impossible to run during the day with temps like that. SpareR, that's a good pace on a hot day (or on any other day).
8.21 for me today along a coastal route that has some ups and downs. 1:28:03. It dawned clear and sunny this morning, the first in many, many days. Temps in the 60s when I ran at 8 am. Lots of surfers and RVs setting up camp. This is the time of year for that--they park for a week at a time at the ocean's edge, set up chairs to look out to sea, and at night, the fires or BBQs are lit. An inexpensive vacation (well, except for the expense of the RV). I begin and end this run near the mouth of the Ventura River. At this time of year its waters only appear above ground a few miles from the mouth. Birds love it (and deer). Where I live (about five miles up the river) it's bone dry.
Good day all.
Ignoring Ribz last post.
5.75 miles this morning. 8:05 warmup and then 4.75 at tempo of 6:35 avg pace. Got to run with my son again today. Can't outrun him but can make him breathe hard. That's a victory for the old man.
Will run an ez 4 tonight and then back to the track Tues nite for mor 440's. Likely these will be by myself so I plan on being more even with my pace.
Have a good run today all.
1 mile warmup, 2 times a mile hard with an 800 meter jog recovery, 800 meter warmdown.
10 miles easy, 53F
3 miles @ steady state, 3 miles jog, 1 mile @ tempo, 3 miles jog, 57F
Too many miles, too many hard workouts and not enough rest.
The worst temperature I ever raced at was 98F. I went out hard through the first mile, then jogged it in.
It's pointless to kill yourself in the heat, if recovery takes a week.
I agree Fred. Every time I have run hard in the heat it has taken me longer to recover. There is no point to it.
4.5 easy today followed by a flex workout. Track workout tomorrow. Spareribs
You are so lucky to live near the ocean, Sierra! I would buy an oceanfront condo in Queensland, Australia if I ever won the lottery...
Fred, I know nothing about birds, is that a hawk of some kind? I used to recognise all the birds and trees in Africa when I was a kid, but don't knowmuch about the North American species.
KS, yes the spelling is with one "n", I used to post here with my name spelled correctly but after the changeover 18 months ago or so I could not get back in. Just didn't bother for a year or so...
9.8 miles last night 1:27, pleasant enough. Will be away for 3 days this weekend on a sports car club event.
Simon, I worked for about 4 years all over Australia, and will never forget my first day there. I was in Sydney and ran around Circular Quay through the Botanic Gardens and when I saw all the birds, I thought, "what the heck are these?" It is so interesting to see how different the species are when you leave a familiar area.
I know I kid KS here about the heat, but it is miserable where he is because he is on the Gulf of Mexico, very humid, whereas I am up north in TX. Today it was very hot when I stepped on the track at 7 a.m., and my plan was 6 x 1000 meters with a 200 jog rest after each. But after the 3rd oneK, my washing machine motor was running on max and I had to rest after each K after that. Still got all the work in but with some walks and standing around. 8.5 for the day and a flex workout later. Spareribs
Tues nite track = Sweet agony. 8 X 440 with 220 jog rest. Goal 88-90. 1st and 5th 85 and 86. balance 88-90. Windier and hotter than the workout a week before. Pleased with workout.
Wed. 10 mile of hills at 8:00 pace. Last 3 in 7:30-40 range. Not as tired for this one as last Wed.
Thurs. a.m. 5.75 ez and Sweet agony lingers a bit longer. 7:45 pace oa. but felt harder than that.
Have a good day all.
KS, it's neat that as your conditioning improves, you can tell by how you feel in a given workout compared with how you felt the week before. I continue to look for little things that show I am improving. For example, my recovery runs used to be 3 miles very slow. Now they are 4.5 miles just slow, like today. Flex and core work afterwards. Spareribs