Sunday, September 7, 2008

I need relief from the heat!

I survived my two runs this weekend but I'm really ready for the heat to go away... bring on the cool fall weather already!


Yesterday's run in SF started a little earlier than usual because it was already warm with the sun shining on us at 8AM that morning. Not a good sign as SF is usually the land of the fleece jackets.

I did 6 miles with the 11:00 pace group. Around mile 2, we went uphill on one of our usual routes. At that point, my pace group really thinned out. Normally, we stick pretty close together (I think there were maybe 60 or so of us that started together?) but you could tell the heat was really affecting all of us. A lot of people started walking the hills. I managed to stick it out but it definitely felt harder than usual.

There was a water stop at mile 3 where I took two cups of water. Normally, I would be worried about having too much water swishing around in my belly but nope, everything felt fine. Guess I needed the extra hydration! And luckily, I was doing an out and back so I got to run back down the hill on the way back to the start.

I finished the 6 miles at a 10:52 pace.


Sunday was fun because I got to run with my speedy friend KB. She ran *20* miles yesterday in that ridiculous heat at around a 9:00 pace so she needed an easy run for Sunday. Solution? Run with me, of course! I got to be the pace leader - haha.

It ended up working really well because easy run for KB = good challenging run for me. Despite the heat (again!), we did 5 miles at a 9:51 pace. And more importantly, we were able to catch up on girl talk :)

Disney report is on the way... I need to get it out soon because I have half marathon #2 this weekend in Chicago!


Cindy said...

i'm ready for some coolness too. wow, on to the next hm--that is so awesome! you're a running machine!

joyRuN said...

Sheesh - another half marathon? I needed a year between mine!

And 60 to start in your group? Sounds like fun :)

Running Knitter said...

You're running another half this weekend? WOW! :)

Good luck!

*aron* said...

seriously i am soooo over this heat!! looks like its supposed to be cooler this week!

great job on the runs!

Nitmos said...

Good luck in Chicago! It should be a little cooler for you.

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