Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's a little hot today

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday Afternoon Run: 11 min 52 sec
-59 sec
2 Days Since My Last Run

12:55 p.m. 95° / 101° Heat Index way sunny

Running Tunes: Midnight Oil
Fantastic, I say sarcastically. Fantastic that once again I did not run at dawn when I should have. Fantastic that the extreme heat of the day limits my running to a mere 10-12 minutes. Fantastic that I face an uphill battle in order to achieve a better overall running time in June than May. Ugh.

If anyone besides my wonderful Sugarmag is reading this, I advise AGAINST running when it is this hot. You could die. I could die. It's not smart.

I got out there this afternoon and it was like running in hell. The walk alone to the trail was murder. It felt as if I was a slug. It felt like a 12-15 minute walk took an hour. My bottle of ice was already quickly melting. I thought by the time my run is through, it'll be warm! Not exactly but close. When it's this hot I really don't want to stretch and I think I skimped on my normal routine. The run was short but long as it seemed like it would never end. From minute one I wanted to quit. It was a horrible chore to accomplish another 20 seconds... and I had to go through that 20-second cycle over 2 dozen times. Not easy. I remember thinking I wanted to turn around early and run past my water and all the way back to the house. Hell. Today is definitely the hottest run of the year so far, by a couple degrees or so. I do not want to do this often. Hopefully one day I can get the sleep I need and run at dawn again. Ugh!
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 2:59:44
9 runs in JUNE:
3 hours 0 min
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

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one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated