Monday, June 3, 2019

Tempo in the Heat

I got my run started much later than normal on Saturday.  Trevon and V got to go on a little campout and didn't come back until noon. I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, 65-70 degrees is usually my favorite weather to run in.

I started out feeling really good.  My training called for a 5-mile tempo run.  I knew it was going to be a challenging run from the start, though, because the 5 miles were all tempo pace (a 7-8.5 on a scale of 1-10).

About 2 miles in I knew I hadn't hydrated or fueled right for this run. And for whatever reason, the park fountains hadn't been turned on yet! I kept the pace up as best as I could but really needed to stop for some water. Luckily I was running around my parent's area so I stopped by their house for a drink or two. And I showed up at the right time because she had just made no bake cookies. Which I gladly used for a little bit of fuel.

It was really surprising how much that little fuel helped me to finish that run.  By the time I got home I was dripping in sweat but I felt like I had a big kick compared to hair I was feeling before. I didn't hit all of my paces how I wanted, in fact, I think I only hit the first and the last ones, but 5 miles at 8:30 pace in the heat and a headwind, I'll take it. 

Now that it's summer and the weather is starting to act like summer, I'll be paying extra close attention to my water intake.  If you're like me, water isn't always the most exciting thing for you to drink so I wanted to share with you a little bit about Hint water. It's probably my favorite flavored water I've had. I don't drink it every time I have water, but I've had Hint water when I'm struggling with wanting water. It' makes drinking Hint a little treat for me. It's all natural water and all natural flavor and no added sugar! If you want to give hint a try, you can buy it HERE and new customers get 35% off. 

I also decided that I'll be fueling a little differently for the rest of the racing season. And I'll be adding that to my training updates.

Have you gotten used to running in heat yet?

What is your favorite way to keep hydrated in the summer?

Do you have a favorite thing to eat before your run?

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