Waiting until 4:30 to go for my run when it was 88 degrees and a million percent humidity was not the smartest thing I have done for sure!!!! Not only that but I was planning to do an 8 mile run with 4 of those miles at half marathon goal pace tempo. Apparently I think I am super runner or something :)….
Then to top it all my Garmin TOTALLY failed me! This is the first time this has ever happened…but it never got a signal! It was SO frustrating!!!! I waited for 15 minutes then finally just decided to run and it still never got a signal!
So it went like this….
2 mile warm up
2 miles tempo at half marathon goal pace (6:48, 6:53)
4 more miles…it was about an 8:20 pace…I only know this because I know the route is 4 miles and I timed it.
Although this was not the run I had planned…obviously with the weather that was not going to happen, and I am happy that I kept going the distance I was planning. I definitely considered calling it a day as soon as I finished the first tempo mile…then I told myself just one more and almost stopped after that…but I decided to just finish the run and do it at whatever pace I could do.
This is just more proof that not all runs will go as planned (really what in life ever does)…just adjust and do your best and then be happy with what you did and the effort that you put forth! 🙂
So, that was that. It sure was hot!!! I am definitely not complaining though because I personally would WAY rather run in the heat (which normally to avoid that I go early) than have to put on a million layers and running in the freezing snow!
As soon as I got home I downed a VegaSport recovery accelerator drink….I will be reviewing this soon, I just want to use it a little bit longer before I review it.
Anyone else have a Garmin issue like that?!…I hope that never happens to me again
Is it hot where you live?
When weather is not ideal, which do you prefer….extreme heat or cold?………heat for sure heat!