A Brutal{ly hot and fast} 5k

Hello hot stuff, Denver.

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Almost 1.5 hours after my run and it’s still over 80 {I believe it was in the low 90’s during my run.  Woof}.  I know my Midwesterner’s know what heat is about, but dear LORD Denver Summer does not make it easy for an afternoon run.  With that said, I managed to get ‘er done this afternoon for a short and speedy 5k.


I finished my training this afternoon around 3 PM, which got me home right around 330.  Smack dab in the middle of the afternoon sun.  Which while brutal, is good considering this is best we can do to create the conditions we may have next weekend for the relay.

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I was sure to make a loop that included multiple water stops, and took advantage of each.

Split 1: 8 minutes 41 seconds

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For whatever reason, my legs wanted to move.  OK, maybe more than anything my head wanted to be done and my legs felt strong enough to move, and so I just went with it.

Split 2: 8 minutes 27 minute mile

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By mile 2, I knew that I could finish the 5k strong, and just kept finding new landmarks to keep me motivated.  Well, that and water stops.

Split 3: 8 minutes 40 seconds

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I finished the 5k in 26:41, which for a random Wednesday run.

Yes, it was Hot.  And brutal.  But I finished and ended up with a nice .8 mile walk home.

I’ll take it!

8 thoughts on “A Brutal{ly hot and fast} 5k

  1. Your commitment makes me happy. I had a nice lazy four mile with the sunrise this morning. Only way to beat the heat and humidity in the south. I miss the dry mountain air!

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