I have been struggling with a knee injury and the heat this summer. Every race or training run seems shortened because of one or the other. But I got in a good run this morning. Out the door at 5:02 a.m. for a 10-mile run, temperature 79 F, heat index 83 F. I intended to run at a 12 minute pace, since that is the pace I have been having a hard time holding for very long. I eventually want to run 20 at that pace in the heat. Anyway I succeeded for 10, here are my splits:
12:04, 11:31, 11:22, 11:21, 11:13, 11:27, 11:07, 11:21 (stopped to re-fill, did not stop my watch), 10:55, 10:19.
Negative splits, baby!
I drank Nuun, raspberry flavored. It is pretty good and I haven't gotten any stomach problems from using it, but it is kind of expensive and I am going to experiement. I have ordered S! Caps, which a lot of runners use.
No significant knee problems, but we'll see how I feel tomorrow. I am hoping to start getting in some consecutive training days so I can start improving again.