After walking with Bennie, I knew that I needed to get going before it got really stoopid outside.
Planned run and focus: Run to Notta Road and see how thing feel and either turn around to do 5.0 or continue on to do the 7.0 miler.
- Course: Goodhue 7.0 Miler
- Weather: Partly Cloudy, 71°F, Feels like 73°F, Humidity 98%, Wind 4mph from SW and by the time I finished it was 80’s – nasty
- Distance: 7.01
- Time: 1:05:03
- Pace: 9:17
- 1.0 – 9:17
- 2.0 – 9:14
- 3.0 – 9:03
- 4.0 – 9:02
- 5.0 – 9:02
- 6.0 – 9:10
- 7.0 – 10:11
What did I do well?
I came very close to shutting things down after walking the last 50 yards to the upper gate, but didn’t and started running when I reached it. Got rather pissed about that stopping and walking up Stevens Hill thing, but I also have to cut myself some slack with the heat and humidity as high as they were by that point.
I finished the 7.0 miles and didn’t stop at the bottom of Stevens Hill, even though I really wanted to.
Started out comfortably and maintained a really consistent pace for 6.0 of the 7.0 miles. So I will call it a 6.2 mile run and a 0.8 cool-down…not really, but it sounded good.
Sweat like a stuck pig for the last two miles.
What do I need to work on?
When the sweat started raining down off the brim of my hat, the brain automatically tried to shut things down, even though I hadn’t been feeling bad and was doing fine right up until that point. Maybe not wearing a hat on the next hot/humid run and seeing if that doesn’t set off the automatic response.
Mizuno Inspire 15 – They did good, except for the bottoms of the feet. I had the laces too loose and my feet were moving around on the inside of the shoes too much and caused some discomfort. This is my fault because with most shoes I have to keep the bottom laces pretty loose, so that my hobbit feet are not scrunched up. In the Inspire 15, this is not an issue, so I need to snug things up, so I will be playing around with getting that dialed in. Now to figure out how to run a bit more silently in them and I will be happy.
What was I thinking?
Most of the run, I was focused in on running, which is where I wanted to be. I was able to maintain decent form (for me), though by mile 5, it was definitely deteriorating and the heat/humidity was getting to me.