Peter Larson ran: This one was a comple...

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  • 20 miles
  • 03:13 time
  • 09:37 pace
  • 2564 calories
  • 2185 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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tired 20.05 mi 03:13 09:37 pace

This one was a complete mess. I made the epically stupid decision to run at mid-day on one of the hottest days of the year so far here in NH. By mile 14 I was reduced to a walk-jog mess, but was determined to get in the full 20. In retrospect I probably shouldn't have pushed it because I think I ran myself into heat exhaustion. Started cramping in places I've never cramped before after I stopped (neck, abs...) so think it was salt/hydration related and not just neuromuscular fatigue. Cooled off in the kiddie pool with some cold water, cramping the entire time, and it was intensely painful. Had some salty bullion on the couch and fell asleep for about an hour, felt better when I woke up. Need to work on strategies for running long in heat, don't ever want to feel like this again. On a positive note, the Saucony Kinvara 4 worked well, my feet are about the only part of me that doesn't hurt :)

  • Brian P.
    Brian P.

    Sounds like my run today, only I chose to stop at 16mi because I ran out of water at mile 12 with no place to refill. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger? :)

    about 5 years ago Like2 people

  • Luc F.
    Luc F.

    It must have been hard. Even if I was doing a short one I went out early when temp was better suited to running. Probably the best decision I took today.

    about 5 years ago Like1 person

  • Louise C.
    Louise C.

    You'll get it all figured out Pete! Glad that it didnt end up being a whole lot worse!

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Brady

    Awesome 20 in spite of the mess! As a Miamian where heat and humidity reigns quite extensively, I recommend if possible, start your long runs very early in the mornings. I am usually out the door by 5:30 am, hence, encountering the coolest temperatures of the day even though getting drenched in sweat by Mile 10 is a common occurrence, but, the run is survivable. Acclimatization has its limitations. :-)

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Anthony L.
    Anthony L.

    Wow. This sounds like a total meltdown. Nevertheless, you're super motivating for grinding this one out. Great war story to tell future generations of runners. Well done!

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Kristen

    Great attempt anyway! Recover well!

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Andrew W L.
    Andrew W L.

    i suffer the same fate as soon as the temp goes above 60. Also had to stop and treat a young girl who did go into heat exhaustion last year during a half marathon at 84 degrees. Scary stuff. You will figure it out though.

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Peter B.
    Peter B.

    Whoa. Summer is not my running buddy, but you sure took it on the chin. Sometimes it's hard to make yourself back off, huh?

    about 5 years ago Like

  • Josh N.
    Josh N.

    great run, peter. sorry it turned out to be a mess. that's rough weather.

    about 5 years ago Like