Running mile loops in the heat

Tonight I’m back at class (now with the Wednesday evening group). We ran to the Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park about 1 1/2 miles from RunTex where I parked. Then we ran four one mile loops at 10K pace which for me should be 7:42. Well it was about 100 degrees out at 6:30 – 8:00 PM. I ran them in 7:56, 7:48, 8:24, and 8:25. Between each I walked and jogged a bit, and got some water. I was just dripping in sweat. It was very hot out and near the end of it I was absolutely exhausted. Almost dizzy. After the last one I headed back to RunTex and even then I had to run and walk it. When I got home I got something to eat, and a cold pack on my ankle. After this level of exertion I was having troubles keeping myself warm so I wrapped myself up in a quilt. Then it was off to bed at 11 PM where I also snuggled under the acrylic blanket something I most never do in the summer.

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