A very long 30 minute run

Today I went on a short run at 6:00 in the morning. It is a lot colder at 6 am in Long Beach than it is in Mérida. Long Beach: 64 degrees / 80% humidity. Mérida: 79 degrees / 100% humidity. Big difference.

I had planned to just run for about 30 minutes. I did not sleep well last night and just wanted to make it an easy run for the day. I was planning longer runs for later in the week. I started to think about heading back to the hotel and looked at my watch. By that time I had already run over 20 minutes. Needless to say, my run was well over 30. I did 4.92 miles in 50:36 for a pace of 10:17 per mile.

When looking at routes on a map, it really helps to know the area so that you can see about how far you need to go to get somewhere. I thought I would just run down the road and hit the beach. According to the map it should not have been too far. I ended up running to within 5 blocks of the beach, but did not know it at the time.

I saw 3 other runners out with me. I plan to leave the iPod at home and take the camera with me tomorrow. I hope it holds up OK with all my sweating. I have already water logged 2 iPod Shuffles. One was replaced under warranty. The second one died even though I had it in an Otter Box when running.

The reason I did not sleep well was 2 fold. The important one was that I was excited about running in the cooler weather. I could not wait for the sun to come up (when I got up at 6:00 it was plenty bright). Secondly, I am not used to sleeping in a bed. I think I will have to hit a drug store and buy some pain killer for the bed pains I am going through. I don’t know how you people do it all the time, but a hammock is much more comfortable.

2 thoughts on “A very long 30 minute run”

  1. No. For some reason they do not. Almost every place you go down where we live have hooks for you to hang your hammock from. I don’t think the sheetrock walls here would hold my weight.

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