Rain and Dehydration Make Strange Bedfellows

19 09 2012

Route: Boardwalk

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 22 minutes

Shoe Mileage: 211.4 miles.

Yesterday NYC had some serious rain and wind storms so I decided not to go running and went today instead. It was partly cloudy out today but the contrast between yesterday and today is like night and day. Also, since I run on the boardwalk, I get really wary running on those wood planks. I have ran on moist planks and it was rather slippery. I could only imagine what could happen when running during a drizzle or rain.

Rain on a running day gets me conflicted because I was always one of those people who loves rain. Nothing is sweeter than hearing the low rumble of thunder outside or just the sound of rain hitting the window. Of course I would probably feel different if I lived in Tornado Alley.

Beauty is where you find it.

So I went back to the 10 minute mile pace with the 3:1 run/walk ratio today and was able to run 2 miles for 22 minutes. The walk breaks changed my average pace to 11 minutes per mile. Kinda seems like a waste since I’m running at the 10 mark but I need the walk breaks for now. In fact, that was all I was able to run since I felt like I was going to puke. I already know that my problem was dehydration. I haven’t been drinking the proper amounts of water and I was feeling it during the run. Heck, I felt that my lips were chapped and I didn’t have that problem before. I have a sports bottle with a Britta water filter built in so I’m gonna try to get my proper water requirements in for the next run and see what happens. It’s a handy water bottle because I can drink tap water without any worries and since I know that the bottle is 16oz, I know how much water I’m drinking. Let’s see what happens on Friday.

Useful bottle!