Thursday, June 14, 2007

This seems familiar

When you're running in the desert you have to plan carefully using Should I run in the daytime, early when it's only in the 80's or should I run after dinner when it's in the 90's, but the sun is down?

I opted for a 100 degree run at sundown. And it was the bomb!

Believe me, I'd rather run at nite, than when the sun is shining down on you, even if I have to run at a higher temp. I walked out my door and it was sizzling. If your not from around here, imagine walking into your local dry cleaners and hopping on the treadmill. The humidity is real low, but the heat just attacks you. No sun is a plus. So I ran hard the first mile and was at about a 10 minute pace (no laughing, that's hard for me) for the first 3/4 of a mile. At that point I had to dial it down. But, it felt good to run with a bit more urgency.

I finished the first 2 and half miles in just over 30 minutes and continued on running. Tuesday morning (with the sun) I got 4.7 miles done in 1:04:06. Today I got 5.02 miles done (in the dark) in 1:02:45. I think I'm gonna run at night for the rest of the summer, even though I do like visiting different locals and taking photos.

Up Next: The ARR Summer Series #2 Race at Reach 11 Park in north phoenix. This is a 5k race that will start at 6:30 am. Should be in the high 70's at race time.

1 comment:

bigmike600 said...

Pat I ran in the heat last night and it was challenging. I like the feeling of the sun but it takes its toll on you no doubt about it. Good Luck.