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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hump Day Heat

This evening's 5 miler started off well enough, but after 3 miles, I was pretty much spent. It was 90 degrees when I headed out at about 7:30 pm and 77% humidity, so even though the first 3 went fine, after that, my face was a pulsing tomato, I was pouring rivers of sweat, and my fingers were sausages. So, in the 4th mile, I had to take a quick walk break. That seemed to help and I was able to finish up the fiver without another break.

When I got home, Jerry said, "Wow. Your face is red."

He's got some astute observations.

On the plus side, that Auto Pause function on the Garmin is pretty sweet. I wonder what other functions I'm not aware of...hmmmm...guess it pays to read the owner's manual, huh?

1: 9:14
2: 9:32
3: 9:44
4: 10:28
5: 9:47

Total Time: 48:46

21 comments:

Wes said...

Us males are just smart like that ;-)

keith said...

Wes, don't yew meen Wee R sew Smrt?

The Garmin can be like a mystery wrapped in an enigma...It does things that still amaze me when I download the data.

It was 90 here today. I took my floating night off. I don't know how you do it, Jess!

teacherwoman said...

love Jerry's comment! Too funny!

Mrs. K said...

considering buying this garmin thing for my husband for his birthday- thing is he's technologically retarded...was it hard to figure out?

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Careful with the autopause. Sometimes mine stops if i'm running too slowly.

Good job toughing out the run.

Running Knitter said...

Nice job! Isn't auto pause the best?

kelsalynn said...

nice fiver!

114 in AZ and HOT!!! The treadmill is all I've seen for a month...

chia said...

Jeepers Jess, it's a shame you have to cut through the heat - just think how fast you're going to be when you start seeing relief in October :-)

D10 said...

I really have explored the many options the Garmin offers either. For me the simpler the better. Nice job on the run. Are you still swimming?

Marcy said...

I hear you chica! More than 70% of the features on the Garmin I don't even know about or use :-X

Jarrett said...

Owner's manual? What's that?

L*I*S*A said...

Still looks like good split times to me. :)

I'll have to check out the Auto Pause feature...

AnthonyP said...

Glad to hear you figured out the auto-pause. Lots of good features. Have you discovered the training buddy feature ?

Kevin said...

Sometimes we males just have to point out the obvious

J~Mom said...

My kids call me a tomato when my face is all red like that.

sunshine said...

Wow! Great run in such temps. Jerry sounds like a hoot! :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I think you should live with Garmin for awhile before you decide what you really want him to do. It's way too confusing at first until you use if for awhile. Went bowling last night, thought of you. You would have kicked my ass but I could keep up with you drinking. :D Isn't it weird the things you think of about blogger friends?

*aron* said...

oh yes i love the auto pause :)

Viv said...

Groovy on getting the Garmin to do the auto pause. I am going to have to pull the manual out and get on it. OK my Coach wants me to fill in bike time while in FL with run time. Sending her the hump day heat post. I hope I have acclimated enough for this.
Fantastic splits, Jess it does not appear that the heat is getting to ya besides in the red face.

Firefly's Running said...

ROFL! How observant of your hubby.

sRod said...

Oh man. I'm headed down to visit family for Independence Day and you have made me throughly scared of doing any kind of running while I'm there!