Monday, August 26, 2013
HOT! HOT! HOT!
We are in the middle of a crazy heat wave. Days and days. In fact Saturday, it was 45c/113f with the humidity. Unbelievable. Thankfully it wasn't quite that bad for the River Run on Thursday evening. It was still bad though - for me anyway. It was 33c/92f. I slogged along and told myself I would just be happy with not being last and being under 45 minutes. Mission accomplished. I was not last. Close but not last and I finished in 43:17.
My face was beet red for hours.
After that, I raced home to shower because my sister is in town with my adorable niece and they were coming over for a late supper.
My next race is speeding towards me on September 8th. A 10 km. Gulp. I don't have really high hopes for a new personal best because the weather this week is such that I'm pretty sure I won't be running. 30+ every single day. I could weep!
Thankfully with my lunch classes at work, i'm able to keep a base fitness level happening. At the race on Thursday I was able to run at least 5 minutes at a time so at least I wasn't back to running one minute walking one minute! I know some people love it but I can't wait till the end of this heat wave!