Went out at 5.30 am and within 5 minutes I was so sweaty. It was extremely humid and not nice to run in. I had a 35 minute tempo run planned but I made it an easy one of 20 minutes.
Weather:dry, very humid, no wind, 18C (64 degrees)
Distance: 3 K / 1.8 miles
Average time: 06:58 /km
Average speed: 8.61 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Animals – We gotta get out of this place.
This was a tough one. It was already 20C (68 degrees) when I started my run at 8 am and by the time I got back it was 24C (75 degrees). It was sunny and there was hardly any wind. Where I live there are not many trees (as you can see in the pics) and you’re running most of the times without any shadow. Between 2 and 6K I had the wind in my back which made it harder. That’s where I got signs of a heat-stroke: headache, shivering, disorientated. I’ve had this before and know what to do: slow down and drink. I used my 2K walk strategy but adjusted that to walking after every 1K after 6K. I kept skipping songs on my Ipod till I got to the songs that motivate me most. All I wanted to do is finish this run, pace or time wasn’t important, and I did. When I got home I sat in the garden in the garden in the shadow for almost an hour to cool down. It’s obvious I’m not a warm weather runner.
Weather:dry, sunny, bit wind, 22C (71 degrees)
Distance: 11 K / 6.8 miles
Average time: 07:23 /km
Average speed: 8.13 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Chicago – Saturday in the park
Another warm day and a perfect day for a short and easy run.
Weather:dry, not much wind, 22C (71 degrees)
Distance: 4 K / 2.5 miles
Average time: 07:18 /km
Average speed: 8.21 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Freestylers – Push up
Zumba Cardio Party. Somehow I never got the rhytm of the workout and I didn’t really feel like doing it either. Guess it just wasn’t my day and I stopped before the DVD was finished. Better luck next time.
Total time: 34 minutes.
An unexpected rest day. I’m so tired. Most people get energy from warm weather and sunshine. I don’t, warm weather sucks the energy out of me and after a couple of days I get very tired. I’m taking another rest day tomorrow because I have a long day ahead of me. Have to take notes at a meeting outside the office from 9 till 3 and after that we get a Weber BBQ workshop (we sell Weber’s in our stores). I probable won’t be home before 9 pm.
I have decided to postpone my half marathon training plan till after we get back from our vacation. We will leave in 1.5 week and I pick up my half marathon training in week 26. From that point I still have 4 months to get ready for the half marathon and plenty of time. Till we leave I will do short runs on weekdays and a 10K in the weekend.
Workout results May 2012
- I’m happy with my results this month.
- I did a little bit better than in April, more workouts and a higher mileage.
- Next month will have less workouts because we have our vacation.
- Total time I did something (including walking): 22 hours and 45 minutes.
Running. Done: 12
Strength training. Done: 3
Yogalates/Stretching. Done: 1
Cardio. Done: 4
Number and time of workouts in April: 18 workouts, total time 10 hours and 38 minutes.
Number and time of workouts in May: 20 workouts, total time 12 hours and 58 minutes.
Total May: 66.7 K / 41.1 miles
Total till 05/31: 244 K / 152 miles
Total running time: 28 hours and 35 minutes
Personal records I want to achieve:
Run a 5K < 32 minutes
Run a 10K < 1.08