"Don't let me die". Those were my thoughts on my last run. Yesterday I had 12 hours during the day off duty before my last 12 hour night shift for the week. I signed off at 1020 and figured if I hustled outside I could get my 14 miles in before it became a total scorcher outside.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
I felt good too! Until about mile 6. OK, mile 4. I wasn't tired I was just HOT. I stopped at the rec center to use the bathroom (I had to pee! - dang I'm getting old), ran a couple more miles and stopped at my car which I had parked so I could stop at it twice to get ice water and energy if I needed it. I had some energy chews and a big bottle of icy water and headed off again. Miles 6 - 10 were interesting. I stopped at about mile 9 to fill up my water bottle with ice and water at the gas station (and pee again - for the love!). By the time I got to mile 10ish, I only had ice and no water and I felt totally exhausted and HOT!! SO, I finished up that loop and when I got to my car again I drank another ice water and decided to go back to the off duty apartment and maybe finish up the last 3.4 miles just running around the complex. When I drove off I noticed the temperature was 94 degrees. All bets were off. I don't want to get heat exhaustion and not be able to work later that day. So I called it a done deal at 10.6 miles.
Splits (remember long slow run....emphasis on SLOW)
1 - 9:44
2 - 10:44
3 - 11:01 - Big hill
4 - 10:42
5 - 10:30
6 - 10:30
7 - 10:49
8 - 11:27
9 - 11:41 - Bill hill
10 - 11:07
Last .6 miles - 10:35
Total 10:60 miles in about 1 hour 54 minutes.
2000 feet higher above sea level then I'm use to and HOT!!
I went to run errands briefly after I had drank about a gallon of ice water. I picked up some KT tape for my foot. I had been reading about it and thought it would be world giving it a try. Since KT tape was all I could find in Rock Springs, that was the tape for me.
I watched the YouTube video and didn't do SO bad. I'll need to retape it again, but most of it stayed on overnight.
Orange and black - weird Halloween Colors.
Peaking through the tops of my shoe!
The next morning I was AMAZED!! There was no pain on getting out of bed. I am a believer! I still wore my shoes as much as possible, but I plan on keeping it taped for a couple of weeks. Oh it's heaven.
Do you think I have the skills for the NFL to hire me to help wrap their athletes??? Wouldn't that be sweet!