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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Overdid it a Bit - Ayuh -- RunLog 7-16-16

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.

Yeah, two runs when it is damn near 80*F, just ain't smaht, especially, when it is the longest run I have done since May 14th. You would really think I would learn not to be so damn stoopid - may it will actually happen someday, but today was not that day.

My gramp used to say "The boy ain't all there!"

Nowadays I just say I am a runner and people nod their heads in sympathy, and seem to understand.


Date:
7/16/16
Day:
Saturday
Time of Day:
9:24 AM &
Weight:
Not Saturday
Temp: 78*F
Humidity: 61%
Weather:
Clear & Sunny
Winds: 6 MPH NNW
Sleep
7


Run #1
Planned Distance: 3.0
Type of Run: Easy Bennie Run of 2-3 miles and 5.0 miles Middle Road Loop
Distance: 2.64
Duration: 24:19
Pace: 9:13
Ran with: Bennie
Course: Blake Tar to LG
Town/City: Sidney, ME


Splits/Intervals/Repeats
1
9:04


Zone 1
Zone 2
<9:00
8:59-8:31
2
9:12


Zone 3
Zone 4
8:30-7:55
7:53-7:24
3
9:29


Zone 5
Zone 6
7:23:-7:00
6:59 - 6:40




Zone 7
>6:40




Zone:
Intensity:
1
0.83
Run #2
Distance: 6.24
Duration: 58:55
Pace: 9:26
Ran with: myself
Course: Goodhue O/B to LG
Town/City: Sidney, ME

Strava Graph Screen shot

Splits/Intervals/Repeats
1
8:45
6
9:53
Zone 1
Zone 2
<9:00
8:59-8:31
2
9:18
7
9:44
Zone 3
Zone 4
8:30-7:55
7:53-7:24
3
9:38


Zone 5
Zone 6
7:23:-7:00
6:59 - 6:40
4
9:29


Zone 7
>6:40
5
9:31


Zone:
Intensity:
1
0.81

Notes/Observations about the run:

Run #1 - Just your typical Bennie run, but today even he wasn't feeling like doing anything much more than a dog trot. We even did a few imaginary stops where he lifted the leg, but not much was happening, so he could catch a little more shade time.


I am pretty sure that unless I get out my trail shoes, I won't be running on Blake for a while, where they graded the road, the gravel is all disturbed and makes for slow going and helps to beat up the feet in the LG7's - not enough padding and no rock plate ;-).

Bennie did fine until we got back towards the gate and I can tell when he is struggling with the heat. When he is, I just stop and we walk it back in the rest of the way. He let me know when we got to the Lower Gate, with his "I'm done boss - look". I agreed that it was a GREAT place to stop and walk the rest of the way in.

So we did - a nice little .5 mile walk back to the house, with the horseflies chasing our arses the whole way.

Run #2 - After we got back to the house, I rolled-out the lower legs and re-hydrated a little. This took about 20 minutes, which meant it was a bit warmer - one whole degree, but it felt like a helluva lot more than that.

Instead of heading around Middle Road where there is not much shade, I decided to head up Tiffany and turn-around at Notta Road. Which is exactly what I should have done. 

Sometimes I just never learn.

Running without Bennie is easier. I can relax and just run, without worrying where that damn leash is and if we are going to go hell-bent for leather after a vehicle or stop on a dime to smell the roses and then have to get going yet again.

So I was feeling pretty good by the time I got down to Wildwood. Although it was slow, the leg was holding up pretty good, the body wasn't feeling too terrible and I got this wonderful idea, I haven't run out to Goodhue in a while and today would be a nice day to do it.

Yeah and I am...well you will understand in a minute.

So when I got to Notta Road, instead of turning like a good runner who is not acclimated to hot weather and just getting back in shape, should do in nearly 80*F temps, I got greedy and thought about getting over 7.0 and seeing the Goodhue Road sign again.

and I paaaiiidddd for it.


Getting up to Goodhue was not really the problem, but that section of road is all cornfields too, so my shady run turned into a sun field. By the time I got back in the shade past the that section, I was cooked, parboiled and well-done. The sun and that slight breeze had sucked the energy right out of me.

Of course I didn't have anything to drink with me, after all I was just gonna do 5.0 miles - right.

Sometimes...Harold...

Even though the pace seemed fairly consistent, I know that I was suffering pretty badly by the time I hit 4.0 miles and cursing a certain somebody's stoopidity. When the chirp for 5.0 rang, I just barely heard it, I just wanted to keep going.

Once I got back on the dirt road, things got worse, I was now so tired that I wasn't picking lines, avoiding rocks and all that great stuff I was doing earlier to make running through there fairly safe for my feet and ankles. 

Lots of rocks and Lunar Glide 7's ain't the best of times.

However, I just kept going, but it was slower and slower.

I was in - gonna finish mode.

Finally, when I got to the big pine down on the flat, I could see Steven's Hill and just deflated. I knew that there was not enough in the tank to make it up the hill even at a trudge. 

When I got to the Lower Gate, I just stopped, moved into the shadows, swatted a few horseflies, turned the Garmin off and stood there for about 5:00 minutes - savoring not moving. Then I slowly walked the half mile back to the house and began the rehydration that was definitely needed.

Yeah, I have a feeling while sitting in my chair that Bennie and I might have even nodded off for 20 minutes or so. ;-)

Yes, I over-did it just a tad, but if I don't push, I ain't gonna get better - well at least that is what I keep telling myself. 

All I know is the 10K I finished today was the furthest I have run since May 14th and even though I was toast at the end, I did it.


Aches and Pains:
Left Leg - Not too sore, but sore enough that it would have gotten in the way of a faster stride, but not enough to make me think about stopping.
Hamstrings - a bit more sore than usual, all the sitting lately seems to be catching up :-).


Shoes Used:
Nike LunarGlide 7
Mileage
142.79
Remarks: The only issue was while running on the dirt road down-back, where they just finished "fixing" it. Lots of rocks to play on, just not enough padding to avoid feeling the ones that I landed on. Otherwise on tar they felt fine.

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