I’m not sure what I was thinking today. I set my alarm for 5:30 to go run in the morning cool, but I wound up turning it off and sleeping in. So it goes. By the time I finished up my day it was 6pm and 87F. And I was like “ennh I really want to go run, I can handle it”. Note to self: it was not the best idea.
I dialed in 30 minutes and set off on the big hilly route (the monotonic route has construction on it, and I don’t relish running through all that). Now, my time overall was okay. I covered 2.4 miles, the first mile was sub-12 (fast for me) but I probably pushed it too hard, because then I started feeling sort of light-headed and weird. I made it to the end (with some walk/water breaks) but I felt pretty awful. Once I got back inside I gulped down a big glass of Emergen-C (electrolytes) and took a cold shower. I’m still headache-y though.
On a more fun note, I got a nice lap swim yesterday. 45 minutes was about the max I could pull off– my arms got tired. Since when do my arms get tired? Usually I feel fatigue everywhere else instead.