5.01- Miles (8.06 K for my Foreign peeps)
Temp- 93' (F)
Hot day, no breeze, run on the trails near work on my lunch hour. Goal of sub 8min miles, not quite achieved.
Determined to stay on track for my 10K, I ran my scheduled 5 miler in 93' heat with nary a breeze. I TRIED to stay out of the sun, and for the most part I did, creative trail weaving. Not complaining (I know some of you live and run in HOTTER places), just saying, I was SWEATY!! I even galloped up Monster hill for kicks, keeping with my good attitude about HILLS. Just after Monster I took a new path, partially on clay, near mucky ponds, trail lined with cat tails, it was PRETTY Cool. A little off beat running in true nature and away from the cars.
As mile 4 chimed I wanted to QUIT, drained as I looped back just near my office, but I powered through!! And I even sped up the last mile. The cold shower in the locker room never felt so good. I am happy to report that I have (another) new running friend…
Do you think these will make me faster? More about these bad boys soon….unless you need shades ASAP, in which case email me and I will pass on the details.
I ran with one of the bottles from my Nathan fuel belt in my hand, worked really well, I did not want to wear the belt but needed to stay hydrated. FYI if you are feeling lucky and want a NEW fuel belt head over to Erica's blog and try to win a Amphipod belt…hurry contest ends soon..