Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Run interrupted

Yesterday I did a longest run since my quad injury.. 12.5 miles!  Woot! My biggest complaint was simply the HOT HOT weather. (Could fall please hurry up and get here.)  Luckily it was mostly shady for the first 7 miles of the run and it felt pretty good, although it was a run interrupted. 


love these wide open spaces, they make me so happy

I ran two miles and my first stop was my Grandmother Pat's house where her sister (my great Aunt Ginny) was getting ready to head back to California for the fall, winter and spring with her husband my Great Uncle James.  So I had to stop and visit for a couple minutes.  My Dad happened to be there in a tractor too, so it was fun times.
three of my favorite people
Then it was off up the hill for me and my little dog.
Back down the hill and back at my Grandma's house by mile 10, I stopped in to refill my water bottles and ended up staying to eat a nice cold bowl of cantaloupe too.  Tasted so good!  Then I was off again to my car which was two miles away and it was HOT HOT HOT at this point and luckily all down hill.  The great thing about climbing 747ish feet in the first half of the run was turning around and unclimbing it

82 degrees when I got done running.  UCK!  I am sure some of you don't think a thing of running when it is that hot out, but I am a heat wuss.  I don't like to run in anything over 60.
I did go home and try out my new toy.
and made a super refreshing smoothie with frozen blueberries, frozen bananas, fresh pineapple, almond milk, and white chocolate Designer Whey protein powder and spinach.  and I ate a slice of chocolate cake.

What is your too hot to run temp? 
I for sure would never start a long run when it is 82 degrees out.  But finishing it wasn't too bad. It was 74 when I started and thankfully cloudy or I might have reconsidered doing a 12 miler.

As part of Ragnar training I did 45 minutes on the elliptical in the afternoon for a two a day.  Not the same as running a two a day, but it was too hot out for that and I wanted to live through it.

19 comments:

  1. The perfect running temperature is definitely 60s with low humidity. Right now it's 70s with 98% humidity and I'm thinking today will be a fast run on the treadmill day.

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  2. I'm with you Christy! I am so ready for fall running weather!

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  3. I expect Montana to cooperate in September! None of this above 70 business at all. That is ridiculous!

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  4. It was stinkin' hot here too, and pretty humid on top of that. Not fun. But I only biked. I couldn't force myself to run in the heat AND push the boys in the jogger. Way to go on the 12.5!

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  5. I am tired of the hot, humid runs too! At least there are only a few left and way to kill the 12 miles. Stopping is not a crime in my book.

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  6. I don't do well in the heat either! I really start to crumble in the humidity :)

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  7. I don't like running in the heat at all. It really sapps me. Way to get it done:)

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  8. A great run, family, a smoothie and chocolate cake = perfect! :)

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  9. Just think of it this way--it will be really cold before you know it! I am tired of the heat/humidity this year, too, simply b/c of it's huge impact on heart rate while I try to run low heart rate. September's going to feel great!

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  10. When I do my long runs it is often in the low to mid 80's when I get done running and that is TOO hot. I agree, anything over about 60 is too warm.

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  11. lets get your hot weather out the way before we arrive.
    i might have missed the post where you explained your new toy, but what in the world is that. Looks like it hurts so good!

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  12. I hear you on the hot weather. I'm over it, and honestly until these past few weeks we had a mostly mild summer. But it's been hot and humid for my long runs lately.

    I couldn't help but thing over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go....for some reason while reading your blog. Cool she is that close. I miss my grandparents..they have all passed on. Cherish those times!

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  13. You are a rock star! My too hot temp is somewhere in the 80s. I have been pretty good about running in the 90 degree range this summer, but it stinks. I always wish I had a slurpee or something. :-)

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  14. I would so much rather run in the heat than in the cold!

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  15. So happy you are running long!! Gosh, you live in one of the most beautiful places ever. I can't imagine the peace and quiet you have :) I also hope it cools off soon. Like ASAP!

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  16. I'll run when it's in the low 90's... but I hate every step of it. High 70's or low 80's is great... but really... I have to say, I really, really like running when it's in the 40's.

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  18. It is crazy because having grown up in Puerto Rico and then having lived the past 16 years in NC, you'd think I would be used to running in hot weather... but I'm not! Fall is my perfect time to run but nothing beats a run in the falling snow. What's too hot for me? anything above 85. :)

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  19. Living in SoCal I cannot be too picky....above 85 I stay in for sure for me the colder the better

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