Saturday, August 02, 2008

super hot

This morning I ran 18.7 miles. It was about 80 degrees at the start, and 90 or so by the time I finished.

And I learned something along the way. When your body starts running low on liquid to sweat, you get goose bumps. It's kind of like a back-up cooling system. But it's not as efficient as sweat. So, soon after they appear, you start to bonk.

That's what happened to me. At about mile 15, I hit a wall. I had to do some walking and super slow jogging to make it all the way.

Afterward, I felt completely drained.

Allie and I went to the farmers market and we could hardly stand it, it was so hot. Allie couldn't believe I'd actually gone running in such weather.

When we got home, I flopped down in front of the TV and watched shows about the making of the National Stadium and Aquatics Center in Beijing.

1 comment:

Applecart T. said...

Imagine running in Beijing with their summer heat plus all that crazy smog! This year's gold medal winners in endurance sports are my new heroes.