Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Maybe 105 is too hot

I'm looking forward to getting out of Arizona this week. I'll be spending part of our vacation in Indiana (Purdue country) and part in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Saturday I have a 4 mile race scheduled near Purdue. I'll, also get to run down some corn lined country roads, along the Wabash River and around Winton Lake in Ohio. Not sure how often I will blog, but you know I'll take a lot of pictures.

But, for the next few days I'll have to put up with the temps. It was 105 when I left my house tonight. But, it felt like . . .who I'm I kidding, it felt hot, very very hot. My plan was to run to Desert Breeze lake, do a few laps around the lake and head back home. It would be a 4-5 miles. Around the 1.5 mile mark I started feeling dizzy. My hands were swollen and I was toast. I had water with me and drank it liberally. I'm sure I was dehydrated. I finished the run by walking.

My numbers:

2.86 miles
16:32 pace (because of the walking)
105 F.


J~Mom said...

Sorry you couldn't finish the run. I know how fast the heat can zap you! Enjoy your vacation!

Jeff said...

I really was kidding a few days ago about you running in the heat. . . really! Don't kill yourself Pat, the blobosphere needs you!

Hope you have a great vaca -- will you get to see the Reds play?

Katie said...

Woowee that's hot! Makes me appreciate our weather here in B-more a little more. Enjoy your vacation! Look forward to the pictures when you get back.

J-Wim said...

Kepp plugging away pat and be careful.
Have fun on your trip - I will be going to the same area (Ball State, not Purdue) in just a couple weeks for my graduation.

RunninRobin said...

great job even starting that run!! In 105 I don't think I could.

Have a great vacation!

Tampa Zephyr said...

Sorry about the heat, Pat. Florida doesn't get quite THAT hot, but what we lack in heat, we make up in humidity. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. :)

bigmike600 said...

Pat that temp is hotter than the Brewers. I gotta get to a game. They seem to be playing like a team which is really rare for them. I always knew getting Bill Hall and Price Fielder were good decisions. Prince Fielder played great at their farm team in Beloit the few times I went to see them. That guy is huge.

CurrentlyVince said...

Hi Pat!

Thanks for the compliment on my blog. I just launched it in the spring and it's still taking on a personality of its own as I add to it.

Have fun on your trip and brace yourself for a different brand of heat. :)

Firefly's Running said...

Ok...that's TOO hot!