I had writerâ€™s block this morning, so I decided to bump my workout up and get it out of the way. It was REALLY hot outside â€“ about 70 degrees and very sunny! I think Central Florida missed the memo that itâ€™s suppose to be spring.
The warmer weather motivated me to properly gear up for the sunshine. I put on my favorite sunscreen:
And my favorite ventilated running hat from Athleta (which is also great in the rain!):
And my water bottle.
I plan my long runs so I can either loop back to my house, my car, a gas station, or supermarket and refilled my water bottle. I donâ€™t understand how people can run without water! I would die of thirst. I went through two bottles on my run today.
If you donâ€™t like holding a water bottle, try a CamelBak â€“ I promise they are comfy and donâ€™t bounce around a lot, especially if youâ€™re a lady and get the ladiesâ€™ fit. 🙂
Because it was so hot, I keep the pace down during my run. I was more concerned about distance than time (Iâ€™m trying to do one double-digit run a week because I have a 15K and 15-mile race in April). Especially towards the end, I started to take a good 1-minute walking break every mile or so.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1:43
- Distance: 10.0 miles
- Mile 1: 10:01
- Mile 2: 10:09
- Mile 3: 9:56
- Mile 4: 10:19
- Mile 5: 10:26
- Mile 6: 10:33
- Mile 7: 10:22
- Mile 8: 10:46
- Mile 9: 10:41
- Mile 10: 10:01
Pre-run snack was an almond butter sammie:
Mid-run fuel (around mile 5.0):
And post-run lunch:
I was seriously craving stuffed pasta after my run, so I decided to just go for it. :) I had about two servings of cheesy tortellini with red sauce, artichokes, and sundried tomatoes.
Once my appetite comes back (oh, in 5 minutes?), Iâ€™m going to have some protein.
Side noteâ€¦. Guess what? When your knee sleeves begin to rip and youâ€™re too cheap to replace them, you can sew them back together.
What are your warm-weather workout essentials? Do you always put on sunscreen? Itâ€™s never to early to start thinking of spring and summer! 🙂