Wednesday, July 1, 2015
It was another cool (if you call 98 cool) and cloudy day in the desert and with only a 30 minute run on the schedule it was going to be short and sweet. That is, once I got out.
When I got home I normally turn on my Garmin so in case it is low on a charge, I can get it on the charger to be ready when I am. Well tonight I forgot and turned it on just before I loosened up and it was dead. Luckily it only took about 20 minutes or so to get it charged more than enough for a short run like this.
About the only excitement was that the Mission Multi-Cool I ordered came in so I was excited to see how it would help. Now I don't know what I was expecting but it didn't seem to do much although I neck certainly felt cooler. It felt a bit odd having something around my neck but even if it helps a bit it will be worth it. It's also cheap insurance if I get caught in another dust storm; I can just pull it over my nose and mouth so I'm not sucking sand like I was last year when I got caught in one. That's really why I bought it anyway.
Finally I remembered to start out with a quarter mile walk so to get the HR up more gradually. Even still I didn't do a very good job of staying slow as I let my mind wander. I wish I had that bottle of "now" that I wanted to carry over from last night but alas it doesn't work like that.
Once I got my focus the run was pretty nondescript and by the time I know it, it was over. I'm actually pretty surprised that I'm handling this lower HR and slower pace well. Maybe my head realizes this is for the best and is on board.
This makes for another good one in the books and I'll be back at it tomorrow to add another brick with a 1 hour run.