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Training: September 24, 2009 September 24, 2009

Posted by Richard Lowe in Training.
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Distance: 4.1 miles
Time: 35:14
Pace: 8:35 mile

First things first: it is really freaking hot today. I had to take my car in right at 8am so I thought I’d push my run to 9am, but what a mistake. It feels like it’s 90 degrees right now. It’s really impossible to run any sort of distance at a consistent pace when the sun is beating down. Note to self: runs before 8am are ideal!

Today was a lactic threshold, or race pace, run of 30 minutes. Hit the time mark, but didn’t quite run fast enough. I blame it on the heat. I definitely know I could’ve hit sub-8:30 mile but I just didn’t have the willingness to push myself in the heat.

Find my run log here.


1. knoh - September 24, 2009

My friend Olivia, who is also a marathoner, once told me that for every degree of heat above 80 (or something like that) you can expect to 10 seconds (or something like that) slower PER MILE than you would be without the heat. I’m a concept person, not a detail person, so I really am not sure about these numbers. But I’ll ask Olivia and forward the correct information.

You know, it may be hot on race day, so it’s good to know what to do in that case … because I’m guessing you’re not going to be done running before 9 am on that day …

2. RJL - September 25, 2009

That’s interesting, Karen. I think there must be some truth to that. I was dying. Luckily, it’s cooling down…and hopefully by March, come marathon time, it won’t be 90 degrees at 9am!

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