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Running Heat

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Guh. 5 miles yesterday. The distance itself isn't the issue. In fact, now that I consistently run for multiple hours on weekends, 5 miles is darn right short.

Which is weird, but that's another story.

The problem, really, is the heat. And the pollen, probably. I couldn't catch my breath yesterday and my legs felt leaden and it made me pissy, angry all through my run. Add to it that I apparently sweat sulfuric acid and my eyes were constantly stinging and the sun was glaring and GRR it didn't rain enough during it to clear the sweat or reduce the heat and my left foot hurts in funny ways and..

It's not the distance. It's the weakness. I feel weak and slow when I run. It's enough to tempt me back to the treadmill where I can run for hours without stopping. But this is bad training as treadmills offer a false sense of fitness when getting ready for a race.

and I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere. I'm not any faster now than a month ago. I don't feel any stronger or more fortitudinous when I'm out there. It's all just blah.

It's all very discouraging.

Yesterday was a bad run. That's what I'm trying to say.

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tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: May 27th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been running in the heat (or trying to) -i t's like I have to learn how to run again. I could NOT keep my eyes open and I went through so much water and.....

I know how you feel.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 27th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you run in the evening? I'm starting to think waking at 5am is the lesser of two evils.
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: May 27th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I usually run between 8-9pm (start).

I've also been considering morning runs. I just can't motivate myself that much... which is silly, because I think motivating yourself to run many miles at a time is pretty impressive to start.
wytchelf From: wytchelf Date: May 27th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eating enough and resting enough? One can only get better by taking some time off and doing nothing....true fax!
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