I ran during the day today. A tempo run. Wow, that was interesting. Running in heat and doing a tempo. Tempo runs are running with a slow warm-up, a challenging paced run, and a slow cool down. Today I ran for 12 minutes at 75% max HR, 40 minutes at 80-90% max HR, and 10 minutes cool down at 75% max HR. This, on top of 95 degree temperatures when I left (102 when I got home) made for a lot of fun in the sun. Fortunately, this is June. Our humidity is about 20% and we had a little wind (10% today) at this time, so it is way more comfortable to run in these temperatures than it will be in a month. Running in July and August, one feels like a potato in a running microwave (including the possibility of one’s head exploding as it would in a real microwave). Tonight’s plan is another short run, about 5k. Nothing special planned except to keep HR around 80%.
Happy National Running Day! I would have taken advantage of the special for PF Chang’s in 2014 but it is summer and income is limited right now. I had been looking for Hammer Nutrition because it is vegan and I had an epiphany, RoadRunner Sports, duh. They have the individual gel packs but not the larger bottles so I will still need to go online for those. They are a much better deal (26 servings for 19.99 compared to 1.49 per packet) and RoadRunner has a special on their website on Hammer products right now. These are helpful for the ultra as well as when I start tri training.
I ran on Running day. Did anyone else?