Another Hot One

Today was another hot one and I coerced one of my Stat Buddies, David to run with me today in the high heat. I was hoping that the clouds would have stayed around, but they left the area from 11-2 today, leaving the running path nice and hot. This was David's first time in the heat of day and I wasn't exactly sure if he'd make it, I probably bugged him with all my “Feeling, okay” questions. But as someone who has experienced Heat Exhaustion before, I know that it sneaks up on you and you can be prone to Heat Stroke, which is something you do NOT want to have. The plan was to go out and at least do 3 and at the 1.5 mile marker, see how we feel and decide whether to turn around or do 4. We decided to try 4 but we only did 3.

You can see by our split times, that we ran very consistently for the first 3 miles. But then we walked to conserve energy for the Lake Loudon Hill (see monday's post). But we never ran again and took a different path to get back to the TRECS building to avoid the big hill. Here are the splits:

Split Mileage Overall Mileage Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace
1 1.0 1.0 8:05 8:05 8:05 8:05
2 0.5 1.5 4:08 8:16 12:13 8:09
3 0.5 2.0 4:09 8:18 16:22 8:11
4 0.5 2.5 4:07 8:14 20:30 8:12
5 0.5 3.0 4:16 8:32 24:46 8:16
6 0.95 3.95 14:18 15:00 39:05 9:54

I didn't post on Tuesday's swim… I went 1000 meters, but then got a Charlie Horse in my left calf and so I called it a day. No problems with the calf today.

I will not be exercising tomorrow for 2 reasons: 1) the UT system is shutdown for training for the Fall semester and 2) I'll be in court as a witness and do not know how long I will be gone.

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon