My long run this weekend was 16 miles. The temperature here reached a high of 98 degrees yesterday and by the end of my run I was caked in salt, sweat, and I had drained my 72 ounce camelback bone dry. I even had a salt mustache on my upper lip. It was mega attractive.
I still can’t believe that I drained that whole camelback, I mean, if it doesn’t cool off soon I’m going to have to strap a Culligan water tank to my back for my 18 and 20 milers. I would look ridiculous, especially with a salt-stache. I was without water for the last three and a half miles and I have never been more miserable, yet I could not find a water source to refill. My husband met me at the end of my run with a huge jug of cold water. I decided right then and there that I would marry him all over again. I gratefully took the jug and slurped it down while my husband moved as far away from me as he could. I suppose I did smell a little.
Other then the heat, lack of water, sweat, and the stache, my run felt pretty good. My training schedule read: low key 16 miler, so I did a six mile warm up at a 9:49 pace, 8 miles at a 9:02 pace, and then did a two mile cool down. Average Pace was 9:23 and Average HR was 165. Low key felt good. Next weekend I will be working on alternating between goal pace and faster then goal pace, so it should be a tough run. I’ll be shopping for that Culligan tank.
The rest of the afternoon was so hot that I did my best to stay indoors. I took my teenage daughter back to school shopping for clothes/school supplies and then caught up on my Yahoo news. Did you know that there were twelve Duggar children that fell ill last week (you know, the reality people with the million children)? And that the dad had to care for all twelve children? I don’t know about you, but 12 puking Duggars would be enough reason for me to not have that 20th child.
Rounding out the top news stories were: “Britney Spears Loses her Twitter Crown to Lady GaGa” and “8 Things You Don’t Know About Toothpaste”. Good stuff on Yahoo top news.
Ok, that’s about it from this end. I’ll be seeing you all soon!