Monday, May 17, 2010

Hot 29k!

I promise to never be cocky about a short 29k again. I should respect any distance, even if it is not over 30km :) I wanted to sleep in on Sunday so I set out a bit late at 10:30am. That was probably my first mistake. My second mistake was not packing any ice cubes in my sports-drink. The first hour or so was fairly easy, but as the day wore on, it got progressively hotter. In the middle of summer training, this wouldn't be a huge problem, but I am not used to running that hot yet, so I had a bit of a meltdown / heatstroke and started slowing down significantly. I even walked for part of my last 3 kms (what!?!). I still managed to somewhat hit my easy pace goal of 5:30m/km at 5:34m/km but this run should have been way easier.
Reading my tweetstream, I'm not the only one that suffered from the heat. Here's to hoping that weather on race day is more manageable. The 7am start time should ensure everyone is done before heat starts building up.

In the eclectic mix was Daniel Belanger, Nine Inch Nails, Hallucinogen, Joujouka and Orbital.


  1. The heat is definitey tough when we have not yet acclimated. Great job getting that 29 done pretty close to your goal pace.

  2. Yep, the heat has snuck up on even us Floridians as we had unusually cool weather even up through April. At least what I consider cool is what most folks at my races elsewhere consider to be hot. But if I were racing in FL now, I'd be hurting.

    Good job hanging in there and getting your run done!!

  3. I am a total heat weenie. Great job getting it done! That is the one downside to living in San Francisco. You never get any real heat training here. So when it does heat up I slow WAY down.