I have to get this clothing thing worked out
Checked the thermometer this morning and it was reading 20 degrees. Checked the computer for the relative wind chill and it said 1 degree due to the NNW wind. I opened the door to let a cat out and it felt pretty cold.
So layered I did.
And it seemed to work as I wasn’t uncomfortable and I scooted along at an average 7:50 pace feeling pretty good. Two out and backs today to make up the mileage with water at the 7 mile mark.
But when I got home I was ringing wet from so much sweat and I found myself extremely dehydrated this morning. I’ve been drinking copious amounts of water today and it seems to have done the trick.
I tend to dress for the first mile instead of the last and I need to balance this out. The first few steps I always feel underdressed but over the course of an hour and three quarters I was cooking myself with those special ‘high-tech’ materials that trap all the body heat inside the shell.
Besides waiting until 7 miles to get a drink (which didn’t help), another problem is sleeping too long this morning. I must have awoken dehydrated and the two cups of coffee this morning in the 30 minutes before the start didn’t do anything for me. So starting a 13 mile run under-hydrated, overdressed, with insufficient water, at too fast a pace is not good. Don’t do it.
The run was nice.
13 miles @ 7:50 pace.