These are pics from my Thurs. attempt at a tempo run in MS. At this point, I am about 1.5 miles into my run and my feet are still happy at this point.
So today I headed to South Louisiana. I stopped to get gas about 45 min. north of my destination. When I stepped out of the car, I couldn't believe the heat and humidity. It's only been 2 weeks since I've been down, but boy, it's amazing how different it is from South MS to South LA. So of course, I am dreading my evening run. Instead of waiting for it to cool off, we decided to go run at 6:00 pm. Just to torture myself, I look up the weather at 6:00 pm, just before heading out the door. 90 degrees with a heat index of 101. I need to get 6 easy (junk miles) miles in. Once I get started it really wasn't too bad, I stopped for water/gatorade every 2 miles. Also, the good thing, it was a flat run. I haven't had any flat runs in a while so it was nice to run on a flat surface along the bayou.
So you ask, why did you wait until the evening if you prefer to run in the morning? If you read my blog about my Thurs. run, you notice I was apparently fatigued. So instead of running 24 hours later, by waiting until the evening, that gives me 36 hours of recovery. Also this morning, I had an early morning Chamber of Commerce breakfast, so evening run it was. One other thing, I do like to mix it up. They say it keeps the body guessing and that is supposed to be a good thing.