AM: 10.5 miles. Workout of 4-mile LT tempo
Saw what the conditions were outside (77/87%/73 DP) and thought I would jump on the treadmill. Walked outside and it didn't feel bad but I knew it would get uncomfortable quickly. Still, I thought to myself plenty of guys on the blog (Matt and Drew in particular) are slogging through workouts, barely slowing down and in worse conditions; you need to as well.
So I headed toward the track for an 8k tempo, but knew with the sun was coming out I wouldn't make it through, so I warmed up to Forbidden Drive and exhanged some shade for some rolling hills. It worked out fine. 4 miles was plenty today even though I felt like I should have pushed to 5.
Mile 3 was my turnaround and it has a slight grade just before that. Wore my HR monitor because I was planning to be on the treadmill.
3.25 up/3.25 down
5:55 (165), 5:58 (173), 6:11 (175), 5:47 (177) (5:58 average; 172)
Heart rate was fairly low overall. I'd like to get 5 miles in the low-5:40 range when it cools off and I get fitter. My best tempo last fall was 5 miles @ 5:48 average.
PM: 4 miles. Felt much better than I did around lunch time.
About an hour after I got home from my morning workout my GI gave me a serious thrashing. I felt ill, almost post-Boston ill but not quite. Layed on my side, extremely painful cramps. In and out of the bathroom. Took an Immodium. Either it or something else made me start to vomit. A fun morning wondering if when I got to my afternoon class if I would have to excuse myself. I stopped to get gas and drank a diet Pepsi and that straightened me out. That's what I did after Boston too. It has a strange effect on heat exhaustion.