Monday, September 10, 2007

Waiting for the First Cold Front

Days since last run less than 70°F: 136 (April 27th)
Yes, I'd really like to run in "cool dry" air with the temperature and dewpoint less than 70°F!

53½ miles for the week
M – 7, average pace 8:51 mpm, cloudy 88°F at noon with thunderstorms to the north [SeaC/NTrail/SeaC]
Tu – 0 (rest), 77°F at 4AM
W AM – 5¾ miles, average pace 7:34 mpm, 87°F at 4AM mostly cloudy [Dow/B-S]
W PM – 5 miles, with the three middle miles at goal MP, average pace 6:50 mpm, middle miles in 6:30, 6:30, and 6:26, 88°F at 7PM with late sun [B’Wood Track]
Th – 4¾ miles, average pace 8:26 mpm, recovery run, 86°F at 4AM [Dow]
F - 9 miles, average pace 8:15 mpm, 89°F at 9AM, sun with occasional light rain but there were no clouds to the east where the sun kept shining which led to a complete bonk and heat exhaustion after starting out running 7:10 mpm [SeaC/NTrail-2M/SeaC]
Sa – 7, average pace 7:46 mpm, I ran down to the trail and passed out water during the local relay-triathlon, clear 84°F at 6AM [SeaC/NTrail/SeaC]
Su – 15, average pace 7:45 mpm, slowly increased the pace throughout the run, the SeaCenter portion was 15:54 going out and 15:14 coming back home, 86°F to 88°F starting after 8AM [SeaC/NTrail-4x2M/SeaC]

Friday's run was pretty scary. I started out at 7:10 pace and felt pretty good, but the heat hit me hard. It was still pretty early in the morning but the sun was strong and there were some stationary clouds directly overhead dropping light rain but producing no wind. I struggled to make it home and had pretty bad symptoms of heat exhaustion.

The forecasters were predicting a "cold" front for Tuesday, but now it looks as though the front will never make it to the coast. Chances are better for another front Sunday or Monday. The first front usually arrives down here in the second or third week of September. This week starts the 18-week training plan for Houston '08, so it'd be really nice to have some decent training weather.

1 comment:

GB said...

I can't wait for that cold front to come for you. Heat exhaustion is not good. Nice to see you running strong though, even though you don't think you are.