Positive Splits

Saturday Workout: 5 miles (56:19)

I’m in a surprisingly good mood after my 5 miler this morning in 86 degree heat and POSITIVE splits. That’s right, I got increasingly slower as the heat got to me… and I’m okay with it.

A few mistakes I made this morning:

#1: Don’t sleep in – I didn’t start running until it was almost 10:30! The sun was killer the whole time and I didn’t get much shade.

#2: Don’t eat high fiber cereal for breakfast – I thought that it would just be a short 5 miler so it wouldn’t matter, but my stomach was in knots the whole time

#3: Don’t start running at your race pace for your first “long run” when you know you won’t be able to hold it the whole time – there was the problem with the positive splits. It was way too hot and I thought I felt fine at the beginning. Once I got to some hills, I ended up walking more and more as the heat got to me.

#4: Bring a cell phone in the heat – Which is more dangerous, running a 20 miler in April or a 5 miler in July? I always carried my phone with me for my long marathon training runs in March/April in case something happened. I still think this is a good idea and I carried my iPhone with me in my SPIbelt. BUT, just because I was going for a short run it was in crazy heat that I am not used to and I felt really lightheaded when I was 2 miles away from my house. I would have rather called someone to get me and finished the run on the treadmill.

I think the main reason I’m not upset at all over this run is that I know it is just the heat for me. I have always preferred running in cold weather over hot and I know as soon as the fall temperatures come I will be running so much better outside. I also know that if I would have ran this 5 miler on the treadmill I could have easily kept a 9:20 pace the whole time. I can’t wait for colder weather!

Smoothie time after my run!

My smoothie was actually a nice chocolate pink color from the raspberries. I also included a scoop of this…

OH MY GOSH! Where has this been all my life??! I see Peanut Butter & Co on a bunch of blogs and finally saw it at my grocery store. I had to decide between PB honey or PB chocolate… obviously this won. It is amazing. I want to put it in smoothies, bananas, sandwiches, everything! Obsessed.

Yesterday, I took a break from blogging to do important things… like get my hair done. πŸ™‚

I LOVE my hair dresser because she is one of my friends that I graduated HS with and she is amazing.

My hair <3’s Rachel and her awesome skills. I told her we look like hair twins right here. I promise she can do way more than long blonde highlighted wavy curls πŸ™‚ I did get an inch or so cut because it was getting out of control and I have to get into teacher-mode in a few weeks!

So as I blabbed on and on about blogging Rachel gave me hair products to review! Free hair products???? Yes πŸ™‚

Love Wella products and I can’t wait to actually use professional shampoo/conditioner at home.Β  I’ll admit, I’ll pay to get my hair done but I don’t always spend the $ for shampoo/conditioner at home.Β  This will be a nice treat for my hair πŸ™‚Β  I’ll let you know how I like using the Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep-conditioner, and finishing spray when I wash my hair today! Yes, I’m still sitting in my sweaty nastiness from running.Β  Maybe a little hair tutorial should be in the works for how I curl my hair? It is really easy and I get comments on it when I post a curled hair picture. I tend to curl it more than straighten because I think it is faster and it always looks good and almost the same the next day if I don’t wash it.

Oh yeah, still obsessed with this stuff. Thanks for introducing me to this expensive tea habit Jen πŸ™‚

#1 favorite is the ginger flavor. It is amazing. Liked cranberry and #2 favorite would have to be Katalyst Kombucha’s berry flavor.


Posted on July 30, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I just recently started carrying ID with me incase I … get hit by a car and die .. while I am running. I should probably bring my cell phone in case something happens that doesnt result in death

    • Yeah…. I have a road ID and forget to wear it a lot… I guess I try to avoid running with the phone because it will make me more likely to call for a ride when I should just suck it up?? πŸ™‚

  2. I really need to get a Road ID. I just put my military ID in my fuel belt which I know is good enough but sometimes I forget to take it out and then I get to base and have a “d’oh!” moment

  3. I totally agree with you about the heat.. . I only made a 2 mile run earlier this week because of the gosh darn humidity. And I know! chocolate pb = awesomeness!

  4. I need to invest in a road ID too! I forget how important it is!

  5. Good tips….I haven’t been a fan of this heat lately! It either means running early in the morning or trying later in the evening once it’s cooled down a bit!

  6. The heat has caused a few positive split runs for me recently too. It’s just so taxing to run through!

  7. The heat and humidity always gets to me too during a run. When’s it just to hot out, I head the gym. Air conditioning makes it all better πŸ™‚ I bought a Kombucha the other week and am still a little scared to try it.

    • Try the kombucha! I didn’t like it at first but after a second try with a different flavor I loved it! I think berry or ginger flavors are the best πŸ™‚

  8. I’m having the Trilogy {my #1 flavor!} Kombucha with my oatmeal right now! And staying away from blogging to get your hair to look like that was totally worth it! πŸ™‚

  9. I feel you on the positive splits! I ran in southern Florida recently and got progressively slower the entire time… The sun was taunting me!

  10. Great run despite the heat and your haircut looks wonderful! She does an amazing job!

  11. If you like PB & Co’s peanut butter, you have to visit their Tumblr! They make the most creative peanut butter creations!

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