85.3, 62.5, 17.7. Can you guess what those numbers represent? Runners' hell, that's what. Actually, those numbers are the average temperature, humidity, and wind speed during my 11-mile run yesterday. You don't want to see the highs. It was hot, humid, windy, and it sucked! Runners' Hell.
I've decided that I can easily take one of the three, and on a good day, I can deal with two of the three, but three of the three? Forget it. I can honestly say that I haven't been so miserable on a run and looked so forward to it being over as I was and did yesterday. But I finished it. It required a fair amount of run/walks in the final 3 miles, but I did it.
Since I'm all about the numbers today, here are some more: 181.5 lbs. and 175.5 lbs. The first number is my weight when I got up yesterday. The second is my weight when I got home from my run. In between the two weigh-ins I ate half an english muffin with peanut butter, 1 banana, and consumed 60 oz. of fluids--and I was still down 6 lbs!
In the end, I covered the 11 miles along the Trinity Trails in a very pedestrian 2:11.03 (an average pace of 11:53). On the bright side, even on a miserable day it looks like I'll be able to cover my first half marathon in 2.5 hours or less.
Wow! That's a lot of liquid lost during your run!
Posted by AndrewE on 5/26/2008 1:27:15 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking! I was really good about replacing fluids the rest of the day..ok, the 3 margaritas probably weren't the best idea, but I did have a lot of water and gatorade before the margaritas. 179.5 this morning, so I was able to get some of the weight back.
Posted by Bryan on 5/26/2008 2:21:29 PM
Dude, good run. In that heat, very good run. I ran Saturday morning, 8.5 miles, and it was just as bad. By the way, in answering your question about cookies, it was central market cookies. chocalate chip. made me kinda sick.
Posted by kevin on 5/27/2008 9:09:52 PM