Workaholicrunner’s Weblog

July 18, 2010

Too much heat and humidity, not enough sleep

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 8:41 pm

Why do I always do this?  I planned to run 16 miles today.  But I abused my body again.

I was up until 12:30 am, watching television.  6 hours later, I woke up.  I was out the door at 7:20 am but it was too darn hot and humid.  I could only go 10 miles in 2 hours.  I probably could have pushed to get 16 miles but I was slowing down significantly and did not want to risk injury /sickness in the heat and humidity.

12 more weeks until the Chicago marathon.  I’ll try for the 16 miler again next weekend.  This time though, I need to follow some basic rules.

1.  Get 8 hours or more of sleep the night before.

2.  Eat a sensible dinner and a sensible breakfast.

3.  Wake up at 5:00 am.  Waking up past 6:30 am when the sun has already been up for 30 minutes, just is too much if I am going to run 16 miles.   By the time I hit the trail, temperatures are already soaring.

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