Running From the Heat

This morning I ran a 5 mile run.  I have a half-marathon coming up in the middle of September and need to be running more especially in the morning.  This is especially important given the recent crazy heat Indiana and much of the midwest has been seeing.  Today’s temperature hit the low 90’s with a heat-index of over 100ºF.  So, I made a point of going to sleep earlier last night so I could run this morning.

Despite getting up around 5:45 and starting my run just after 6am, the weather was still crazy-hot for so early in the morning.  I was OK with my overall pace given the heat, but it certainly wasn’t what I was aiming for (under 8min/mile).  I’m trying to lengthen my runs while obtaining an overall pace of 7:30/mile.