Sunday, May 2, 2010

Quickie post

to say I had a very good run this morning, despite tropical conditions!

It is 82F in Philadelphia, and the course of the Broad Street Run is fairly sunny - a breeze struck here and there, but it was otherwise fairly brutal - at this point in the season, I have NO heat acclimation!

I abandoned my ambitious pace goal and ran by HR (I like this Garmin thing, it is much nicer than my Polar, which hasn't been working properly for the last year), pulling back whenever I hit 168 and walking until I got it back down into the low 160s.

Drank a ton of water - all four bottles in my Nathan hydration belt plus a cup of water at every stop.

Finished the 10 miles in 1:38:18 (finisher 11480 out of 25509, so we can say that is solidly middle of the pack - and 718/2042 in the division F35-39, which mainly just makes me think that there are a lot of women running in my age group!) - quite a bit slower than I had hoped, but given the heat conditions, pretty respectable given very low run mileage in recent months.

Data and musings to follow once I am home - now I am going to go and eat deviled eggs!


Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I would say with walk breaks that is a very respectable time!

Wendy said...

Upper middle! (Also what Danielle said.)

And ... your mom's most excellent deviled eggs!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Congrats on your race, especially with the heat! :)

Brent Buckner said...

Smart running!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, I was surprised by the heat in the northeast this weekend (I was in RI). Well done out there!