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Monday, August 25, 2008

2 Run 1, Week 2 (BBOHR): It's Was Just One of Those Runs.....


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Stats:
Weather Conditions:
Temp: 73° FHumidity:76%
Warm-up Walk:Start Time: 8:34 am
Distance: 0.35 miTime: 5:15 minAvg Pace: 14:36 min/miCalories Burned: 37
Run:
Start Time:
8:40 am
Distance: 3.10 miTime: 32:26 minAvg Pace: 10:26 min/miCalories Burned: 323
Cool-down walk:
Start Time: 9:13 amDistance: 0.40 mi
Time: 6:30 min
Avg Pace: 16:07 min/miCalories Burned: 42

I had an OK run for the first two & a half laps, & then I lost steam after that. I'm not going to make excuses, but I'm sure that my going to bed at 2 am probably didn't help any when I went out to run this morning only 6 1/2 hours later. ;-) Also, I need to pop something in my mouth about an hour to a half-hour before my runs for some extra fuel (i.e., to replenish my glycogen stores), but lately can't seem to get up early enough to do that! ;-)

It started out overcast & windy, whiched help me keep pace fairly well for about 2 1/2 laps, but then as the heat & humidity index started to climb, I began to "melt" with the sun's increasing intensity. ;-)

It was a fairly uneventful & somewhat lackluster run, & I was still surprised at how relatively slow I ran, even despite my lack of sleep & the muggy weather. Normally, I'm able to overcome these factors, & still pump out a fairly decent run closer to the 31 minute mark. (Today's run was a dog-slow 32:26! I did my usual 4 laps around the lake, or 2.96 miles, which is a 10:57 pace. Yikes!) My fatigue on the last lap really killed my pace; I just didn't have anything left & couldn't even do my usual closing sprint. Oh well, it was a run. It's over. Tomorrow's a new day.

2 comments:

Andrew is getting fit said...

Sometimes it's just like that!

kchealy said...

Andrew's right...some runs are just hard, even if there's no particular reason (say, not enough sleep or too much humidity) that you think they should be. And you're right...tomorrow is another day!

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