I ran last time on Tuesday and should have gone yesterday again. I had a lot of work to do so it was already darkening when I finally had time to go out and, as I run in a park with some dark and lonely paths, I chose to postpone my run to today. On the one hand, a good decision as it's really not fun to be a woman alone in the darkest corners of the park.. On the other hand: Had I known how hot it became today... I would have gone with a torch.
Oh my... Why did it become so hot again? And without any warnings? Yesterday, I wore a pullover and a light scarf. Today, at the only time I had for running, it was 29°C. This run was sooooooooo tough.With this temperatures I didn't want to try to make a new PB so I went really slowly. It was ok during the first 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Then, my scalp and the skin on my cheeks began to feel tingly and I was kind of dizzy. I continued running as I didn't want to have a failed run after my last difficult runs (motivational problems). I didn't feel too bad but also not very good. Well, to make it short, I stopped running after 35:59 minutes at 5K, which is not the best time but pretty ok for these temperatures. I'm proud that I didn't give up as I definitely managed to go until the end. At home, my skin still felt tingly and I really struggled to get some water (had to
grap a hold on the sink while drinking and also felt unsecure on my legs in the shower).
I feel a bit unsure about this tingly feeling on my skin. Has anyone of you ever fainted? How does it feel before one faints? It was ok today but I definitely want to stop early enough in the case I really faint. I recovered slower than usual from my run but was completely fine again after 30 minutes. My breathing was ok, better than on Tuesday.
I don't understand why it was so tough as I had run on a regular basis in the heat of the last weeks. I had enough water and food before the run.
Well, nevertheless, I got out there, didn't faint and managed to complete the run.