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    May Running

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    I did my first continuous 2.5 mile run on the TM this morning. Just too wet, dark, and rainy to go outside. Pace between 9:28 and 10:00.
    Why do I sweat so much inside? It really overheats me and ruins it!
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    Crankin, I end up dripping with sweat on the treadmill too. Wish there was some way to set up a big fan so the sweat would evaporate better, but there at the gym there's no way... Rather than go to the treadmill, this morning's run was short, just 3 miles, in between rain showers. But this front's bringing cooler weather for the rest of the week, so it's worth it.

    Saturday I got my first trophy ever-- way cool! 2nd overall women, in a very small 5k. So small that I was the only one in my age group. (There was another race in town that morning, a 5k/10k/15k, that drew a big crowd). I'm not all that happy with my time (26:59), but then I was completely alone with no one in sight for the last 2 miles. It's hard for me to push the pace with no one to chase or hold off. And I was having some trouble reading the signs marking the turns, too. But it was fun, ran into some old friends I hadn't seen in years.

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    Nice job skhill! Congratulations on the hardware.

    I try to avoid cardio machines as much as humanly possible, but at the gym I usually put a couple of sweat towels on the floor on either side of me to soak up the puddles. Yeah, I sweat that much inside.

    In other hardware news, revised results have me eleven seconds out of an AG award in last week's marathon. Eleven seconds. I probably had that much in me, especially roundabout mile 25 when I really slowed down into the wind and wasn't feeling confident enough to start a kick yet. Grrrrrrrrr.

    Anyway I got out yesterday for an easy four and a half, first run since the race. I'd been feeling plenty able to run since Wednesday or so, but I had a lot of stuff to do in the garden, did the club ride on Saturday which wound up 12 miles farther than anyone had planned for , and just generally figured I didn't need to run until I really started missing it. Yesterday morning I had a choice between some more gardening before my PT appointment and the afternoon rain, and a run, and I chose to run. It felt pretty good in spite of the sore adductors from the bike, and I saw another fox!
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    Made it out for 7 miles. Originally I should of done 9, but after last weeks 8 miles that defeated me I decided I might need to spend more time with middle mileage before going for 9 or 10. It was a good decision. My pace (although not spectacular) was the goal I set for today and did it! Probably could of done another mile, but it was nice to finish strong. Off to the beach for vaca w/ parents and sister. So it will be short runs, but then maybe I can work on speed a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    In other hardware news, revised results have me eleven seconds out of an AG award in last week's marathon. Eleven seconds. I probably had that much in me, especially roundabout mile 25 when I really slowed down into the wind and wasn't feeling confident enough to start a kick yet. Grrrrrrrrr.
    Been there, done that. Boy, does it stink. But it feels pretty good when you're on the other side of that sort of thing!

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    Oak, you should still be proud. Of course, this is coming from totally non-competitive me.
    I was running on the TM at home. It's up in our loft, so it's like an attic. It was 49 out, so I opened the window next to me, but it did nothing. The central AC does nothing to cool this room, so we have floor unit in addition. I guess I will use it next time.
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    Even in an air-conditioned gym, I always sweated like crazy running on a treadmill, Crankin, so you are not alone. The only things I could find to help were to wear a Halo headband AND run a ceiling fan right above my head AND have a bandanna at the handy to wipe sweat off as it dripped down my face and neck.

    I am a BIG sweater. This is why I simply cannot tolerate running right now in Belize. It's extremely humid and 85+ degrees even by 6:30 am now. The sun rises at 5:20 am. It's dry season, so I can't run in the rain, which would be better than in the blistering sun.

    I feel so guilty for falling off my regime as I'd been pretty consistently running 3x a week (3-4+ miles) for months until sometime in April. To make matters worse, a new friend of mine who recently moved here used to run marathons and is having no problems running in this heat. I wish I didn't feel competitive with her, but I do. It's really crazy. She's just a much better runner than me and seems to handle the heat better (she's from Mississippi, which may have a lot to do with it). I've never run > 5 miles in my life, and she just went out and ran 6 this morning with no problems (other than sweating a lot).

    Urghhhhh...what I wouldn't give for an air-cond'd room with a treadmill about right now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    Even in an air-conditioned gym, I always sweated like crazy running on a treadmill, Crankin, so you are not alone. The only things I could find to help were to wear a Halo headband AND run a ceiling fan right above my head AND have a bandanna at the handy to wipe sweat off as it dripped down my face and neck.

    I am a BIG sweater. This is why I simply cannot tolerate running right now in Belize. It's extremely humid and 85+ degrees even by 6:30 am now. The sun rises at 5:20 am. It's dry season, so I can't run in the rain, which would be better than in the blistering sun.

    I feel so guilty for falling off my regime as I'd been pretty consistently running 3x a week (3-4+ miles) for months until sometime in April. To make matters worse, a new friend of mine who recently moved here used to run marathons and is having no problems running in this heat. I wish I didn't feel competitive with her, but I do. It's really crazy. She's just a much better runner than me and seems to handle the heat better (she's from Mississippi, which may have a lot to do with it). I've never run > 5 miles in my life, and she just went out and ran 6 this morning with no problems (other than sweating a lot).

    Urghhhhh...what I wouldn't give for an air-cond'd room with a treadmill about right now!
    You sound a lot like me. As I have stated before I do not function well at all in the heat and humidity...or just plain heat for that matter. I am not even a member of a gym because I find them too hot and stuffy.

    I would not worry about falling off your regime....running there this time of year must be very difficult. I will try to send some cool CO weather your way. I went for a 4.5 mile run and the weather was nice..sunny, low humitidity and temps in the low 70s.

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    I wonder if I will be able to keep running outside when summer heats up. In the past, I haven't been able to tolerate anything over 70! I love running at 50 degrees or so. I was able to build up my tolerance to riding in 80+ degree temperatures, so I guess I can do it with running. When I first started riding, I would go to spin on any day it was hot and humid. Now, I would at least go out early in the AM, for a short ride, but after riding in southern Spain in May, I can just about do anything.
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    I have to keep running outside in the growing heat and humidity if I intend to do some events I signed up for in July and August. And like others, I'm a sweater. None of this "glow" stuff here! For me, it's a matter of acclimating slowly and drinking lots of electrolytes.

    I did my first run with my new orthotics this morning....2.4 miles. I picked them up last Friday - and have been walking around in them to get used to them. They actually felt better running than just walking around. I have a track workout with my club tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. I think they should be good and ready to go for my race on Saturday.

    Now...if only I were ready for the race!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    I wonder if I will be able to keep running outside when summer heats up. In the past, I haven't been able to tolerate anything over 70! I love running at 50 degrees or so. I was able to build up my tolerance to riding in 80+ degree temperatures, so I guess I can do it with running.
    I will be very interested to hear if you can, because I can ride in just about anything -- used to have to ride in temps up to 95 (and humid) in NC in the summer. But I cannot seem to acclimate to running in 85-degree (and even more humid) down in Belize.

    I guess it's because running is much more of an effort for me (no coasting, no downhills) and because I create a breeze when cycling that I can't create running at my pace!

    Part of it is just willpower. I just can't motivate myself to go do something so unpleasant as running in this heat. But that is because it makes me absolutely miserable physically.
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    After all the talk here about heat, we had an unseasonably cool morning today, just 45F. Woohoo! Broke out a lightweight long-sleeve shirt and mittens again, and it was lovely. It was interesting to see how other runners out there dressed for the weather; I saw one young woman in tights + tank top + winter cap! Felt so good that I tacked on an extra mile at the end of the run, going 7 miles in 1:03. It's just so much easier to go fast in these conditions, the heat really slows me down...

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    I'm getting back into running again. Worked so hard as a newbie runner last fall/winter only to have it fall by the wayside. (depression/dating issues)

    Ran for 20 min on the treadmill today in our building's exercise room. Which leads me to a rant - there are 3 awesome ceiling fans in there which I love to have on, but if someone's already in the room, they never turn them on. It gets hot in there! I wish I could just turn on the d*mn things without feeling obligated to ask the other person every time. This particular person had all the windows of the room open, so I don't think he would have minded.

    /rant over
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    Just ask him, VBC! I had the same issue in our gym at work. If the first person on the treadmills did not have the fan on (there was only one), I would ask if I could turn it on. I really needed that fan. No one ever said no. That said, it was usually already on!
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    Not a run, but we did about a 5 mile hike at the Colorado Monument. Thankfully, it's a bit cooler than yesterday, about 79-81 and by the end of the hike, storm clouds were moving in. There was a rumble of thunder, so we turned around then.
    Most of the hike was fairly easy, but there was some rock scrambling near the turn around and a couple of descents with loose sand. Whatever altitude symptoms I was having disappeared by the end of the hike, but we slowed the pace from the usual. Glad I decided to hike and not run.
    I can't get my pictures from the photo stream on my phone to download, so I will post them when I get home.
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