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Location:

Arlington,VA,

Member Since:

May 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School PRs (2003)

1600  4:32

3200  9:52

5K XC  16:34

Post High School Road PRs

Mile    4:30 (2016)

5K     15:24 (2017)

8K      26:30 (2012)

10K    32:06 (2015)

10M    52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:45 (2015)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

2017 Fall Race Schedule

8/20                  Leesburg 20K

9/17        Navy Air-force Half 

10/8           Chicago Marathon

11/12         Veteran's Day 10K

11/23         Turkey Trot 5 Mile

12/9               USATF Club CC

 

 

 

Personal:

Live near DC in Arlington, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.

 

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 17.00 Month: 270.50 Year: 2321.50
Saucony Ride 8 Lifetime Miles: 324.00
NB RC1600 Flats Lifetime Miles: 62.70
NB Vazee Pace Lifetime Miles: 413.50
Saucony Triumph ISO2 Lifetime Miles: 597.00
Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Lifetime Miles: 507.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 30.00
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Saucony Ride 8 Miles: 17.00
Total Distance
17.00

AM: 17 miles easy

I knew today would be tough because it was 76 with a 74 dew point at 7:00 am this morning. I thought I'd be ok doing 18 in this shit because I was going to carry gatorade and re-fill the bottle with water. I started feeling a little off after 5 miles, which is the mile I realized my shorts and shoes were completely soaked already with my own sweat. I was feeling heavy so I turned around at 8.5 instead but began to feel ill a mile after that. I literally could not move my legs and I was dizzy. I stopped and drank three bottles of water at the water fountain. It was no use. I had to run easy and take a break after each mile to make it back. I still feel awful.
As I was suffering out there I began to realize that perhaps I was experiencing heat exhaustion. With a dew point that high your sweat does evaporate and you can literally cook if you are out there too long.

I also think I may have overtrained this week. I was under the mistaken assumption I could train just as hard in extremely humid/hot weather as I could in the winter--I was dead wrong. Didn't feel that great yesterday but I just ignored it.

So, tomorrow I'm going to the pool, and I'm cancelling any remaining Saturday doubles on my schedule. I'll probably permanently replace one of my easy runs with a pool session.

I better go, I'm feeling sick.
 

Saucony Ride 8 Miles: 17.00
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