Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wednesday Weather Whine

Oof. What a steamy couple of days. As Kerrie pointed out on Daily Mile yesterday, it seems like it was freezing here just a few weeks ago. Yes, we get both extremes here in Southern Ontario. If this weather is a taste of what's to come this season, it's going to be a looooong summer.

Anyway, to say that yesterday's "easy" mid-day run was a complete sweat-fest would be an understatement. I questioned my sanity several times, but managed to complete the 10K and proceeded to continue sweating at my desk for the remainder of the day. Good times.

This morning Juliana and I hit the track for our Track Tuesday do-over. The air was downright soupy at 5am. I felt pretty tired as we got started on our warm-up, but that is not unusual in the morning so I hoped they would wake up. No such luck.

I was hoping for 8x400 at 1:31 to 1:34, but I was running on fumes for the second half of every lap, and felt completely depleted after 5 (1:34, 1:33, 1:37, 1:38, 1:35). I re-grouped with J (who was feeling pretty much the same way) and we decided to call it a day, extending our cool-down run back to the cars to put in a few more miles. I felt okay running at a comfortable pace, but the speed was just not happening today.

So, I did what I could today and I guess I'd better start getting used to this. The weather has become sweltering very quickly (what happened to spring?) and this was my first true speed workout in almost a month, so I know I need to be patient. But waaaaaaaaaah!

Okay, that's enough whining for today. Thanks for indulging me. :)

34 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I was feeling the same way today. Too hot, too soon. It's hard to get out there and feel strong.

Running Ricig said...

Ugh it's soupy here too (though I'm not up at 5am), it's always makes me question my fitness level when I'm dying after a couple of miles running in this weather.

Lacey Nicole said...

you already have all the answers :) hot weather coupled with coming off an intense training cycle and PR you should definitely give your body some leeway as you get back into training. i've seen it happen to a lot of people so you are definitely not alone. and it may not even be that!!! could just be the day, ya know? we all have those days, and then someday in the near future, bust out a rock-on workout :) i went the earliest i've ever gone today (out the door at 6am- i know, early is relative), and it was already hot! gonna be upper 90s today and humid. boo hiss.

Teamarcia said...

I know! I hate to complain cuz weren't we just complaining about the cold? But this 'ring of fire' thing is ridiculous. Sitting on a porch swing sipping lemonade is aerobic in this heat.

Wifey said...

HOT is an understatement down here in Atlanta - gasp!

You're right, be patient ... and stay safe in the heat.

Tomorrow will be better ...

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Aneta said...

its gonna be a hot hot summer!
running at 4 am will be the only answer. ahhaha

Juliana said...

Love your posts Marlene, reading them is one of my daily highlights.

Denise said...

no worries...we're not used to this heat yet! once we acclimate your paces will be right where you want them and you'll be feeling a ton better.

it's god awful hot here today. 98 and humid!

Still Running said...

Keep up those mid day runs and sweaty post-run afternoons and your office space will get bigger and bigger as people move desks further away. Excellent strategy!

Heather said...

We've had the steamy weather here too - and I feel the same way, it was just freezing a couple of weeks ago! Never can have "perfect" weather. :)

Susan said...

Chilly in AB this morning, but I feel for you! Great job sticking it out!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I heard about your weather on our radio this morning and thought about you! It actually made me a little jealous as we're still freezing here! Good luck with your training cycle - just keep thinking how awesome you will be in the fall when it cools down!

Deb said...

I am terrified. I'm visiting Ontario in another week and I've probably never run in temperatures higher then 25c. When it even gets that hot here, I run early morning when it's cooler - because it actually does cool down at night here.

My sympathies are with you.

dietitianontherun.com said...

After seeing what you trained through this winter, I have a feeling that tough mind of yours will have no problem fighting the summer heat :)

B.o.B. said...

Whine away sister cause I'm with you! It's getting SUPER hot here. Well, I say getting, but it's already hot. Wanna trade? I need to see what the temps are up there in case we need to trade tracks. LOL

Nitmos said...

Due to the unrelenting winter/cold weather, no matter how hot is gets I refuse to complain. It'll be over soon and then I'll be trying to balance on sidewalk ice once again and bitching all the way.

Runners Fuel said...

Usually, it's too hot here this time of year, but yesterday was our first day of "hot" weather (75) aka perfect. Don't be too jealous, it'll be in the 100s very soon.

fancy nancy said...

You're not alone in your whining! It was one day winter and the next the heat of summer! It takes some time to adjust!

Laura said...

I'm not complaining, I'm not complaining, I'm not complaining.
....just sweating....Holy....

J said...

yes summer is definitely here. Looks like another hot one! It is so tough to run fast when it is hot. My stomach always hates me for it!

Mark said...

Marlene, LOL!! Waaaaaa! I love it! You are amazing for even being out that early! Seems the thermostat is stuck!! Maybe we'll see a cool front soon....need rain bad here..

Aron said...

OMG I saw you tweet this morning about the temps - I would seriously die. AT 4AM?!?! Not ok. You are awesome for getting done what you did. It just will take some time but gotta let that body acclimate. Summer is lame. :)

Abby said...

It's been blazing here in Philly, too. Is June too early to feel done with summer training?

Emz said...

those 400's are fab woman!!!!

awesome!

Yum Yucky said...

I'm so glad you mentioned "steamy". I was kicking myself earlier thinking of my morning run and how tough it was to get through it. BUT! I forgot to consider the fact of how thick the dang air was outside this morning. Whew! I feel bettah now. I don't suck so much after all. ;)

Char said...

Hey it's only a couple of weeks since your incredible marathon and it takes a good eight weeks or more for muscle tissue to fully recover from a marathon. It may be a couple more weeks before you're running the same splits as before but you'll get there.

Quinton J said...

let the naked running begin!!!!

stoppingfordaisies said...

Way too hot over here, if it helps. Good luck!

Joanna said...

Sorry--I'm a little behind on my Google Reader. Things are NUTS here (in a good way)!

Anyway, I feel you on the heat. I finally surrendered today and hit the treadmill. While leaving the gym I saw a girl I know through work and she said she was meeting up with her running group and invited me to join them in the future. So I might finally have a group....that meets outside. Not sure how I feel about that right now! Our heat index is over 100.

lindsay said...

are you kidding? that is a great excuse to cut a hard workout short. :) i would be cashing it in for all it's worth!

ajh said...

Yeah, we went from cold to sweltering overnight. I have gotten up two mornings quite early but I don't do well doing that too much. I become quite grumpy. But I can't stand running in the heat.

Rene' said...

same thing happened here in NH. 50 degrees one minute 95 the next. I made it 8 out of 10 miles this am and then called it quits...definitely not ready for summer heat.

Nicole said...

:) MISS YOU!

Richelle said...

Ugh, I hear you on the weather! It seemed like spring was completely skipped here in MN. We hit a record 103 degrees F yesterday! It's a little cooler today, but the sun is still shining bright.