Run Notes

I left the house at 7:45 this morning and ran 7.5 miles. The temperature was 72 when I left and 77 when I returned, with the dewpoint hovering right around 70 — pretty typical conditions for mid July here on the humid East Coast. I ran pretty well, with good energy and reasonably good form until I started to tire a little bit around mile 6. My average pace was 11 minutes/mile, which is only 30-45 seconds slower than I typically run in cooler weather — not too bad, especially given the high dewpoint. I ate 3 pieces of egg bake and a peanut bar before heading out, and drank 16 ounces of water during the course of the run. I lost a lot of fluids while I was out. When I got home, my shirt was soaked through and heavy with sweat. As usual, my SweatHawg head band kept it out of my eyes. I’ve become a big fan of these. I re-hydrated with some Gatorade (which I drink very sparingly, and only this time of year) and am trying to drink plenty of water over the course of the day, something I’ve historically been better at doing when I’m at the office vs. at home.