Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hot mornings

I meant to get out early-ish for a run this morning, like around 5:30 or six. I love heading out when there's just a hint of light, and watching the sun creep out and the world wake up. For some reason, I wasn't motivated to get out this morning, so when I found that my Garmin had run out of charge, it was enough of an excuse to put the run off for awhile. Checked email, blogs and the newspaper instead.


An aside: When I did the setup for my Forerunner 405 on the computer, it had me give it a "nickname." I didn't feel like calling it "Turi's watch", but couldn't coming up with something really creative.

Looking at the watch, it's not as wrist-laptoppy as the 305's were, but it's still kind of clunky and globby. I decided on a tribute to David Feherty's nickname for PGA golfer Tim Herron. My Garmin is named Lumpy.

Anyway, after it was charged (and a smoothie breakfast, and a few cups of coffee) I decided to get on it. I had been two weeks since the half, during which I had done one run, half an hour on the treadmill. So, about 8:30, I headed out for one of my favorite loops:



Here's the data from the Garmin on it..

I knew it was supposed to be one of the first warm weekends, but jeez! By the time I got home an hour later, I was absolutely covered in sweat. Regretted those coffees, too - I was feeling kinda dehydrated. Walked into the house, slammed a glass of water, and headed for a cold shower.

Usually I'm a cold shower wuss - I let it warm up, get in, then dial it back to luke warm. Not today. Got in cold, and when it started to warm up, I cranked it back to full cold. And I was still sweating when I got out.

It's only May, and all of 80 at this point in the morning. Guess I'll have some acclimitization to do before any hot summer runs...

2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

You make me smile, naming your watch. But hey, if Lumpy is going to keep you in line and play an active role in your training, I guess it doesn't hurt to promote it to a level deserving nameship...

Turi said...

Um, no, the setup software MADE me name it. I'd be perfectly happy with having an unnamed watch, but that's not how they roll at Garmin, I guess...