Saturday, October 4, 2008

"It was about a million degrees of heat"

I am laughing at myself now, because even a pretty bad run puts me in a sunny mood, but I really had an awful treadmill run just now! It is a recovery week, and I only had 6-8 miles on the schedule, but I could barely eke out six...

It was lethally hot - after 1 mile I realized that there was an unplugged fan standing idle & no reason I should not plug it in and direct it towards the evil treadmill, but in fact there is no turning back the clock on that sort of overheating. I spent the rest of the hour fondly but ruefully recalling my genetic and temperamental affinities with my beloved English grandmother, who would always in hot weather (and it was only mildly hyperbolic!) describe her face getting like boiled beetroot! Also I had a stomach-ache from eating lunch too late in the day. ARGHHHHHHHHH!

The mental shenanigans of a recovery week do not suit me, I will be glad to be back to a regular build week in coming days - tomorrow I'm traveling, Monday I'm very busy and will only have time for a quiet short evening swim, but I will hope for a good run Tuesday morning to restore confidence and a good swim workout Tuesday evening to get the blood flowing properly again...

9We did get in 20 minutes of sea swimming after all this morning - it was, of course, the most beautiful shining morning at the race start time, though in fact it was raining again not long afterwards and it's the lightning that makes it a safety issue.)

Anyway, let us call this week's run mileage (week 11 - only seven weeks till the big race!) 21 and move on forward...

4 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, 20 min is better than no sea swimming. Hope the runs go better this week!

Wendy said...

Safe travels!

(I know about the beetroot thing, as I turn that colour on a fairly regular basis!)

Danielle in Iowa said...

Treadmill?! Already! But it is perfect outdoor running weather!

Jenny Davidson said...

Shirley: Yes!

Wendy: I know, it is the overheating gene, it is not a good one!

Danielle: Not so much in Grand Cayman, though! It's not the heat, it's the humidity...