Well my plans for a long ride last night were once again nixed by Mother Nature. I guess if truth be told it was my fear of Mother Nature. Yesterday more storms rolled through the area. Again I veered toward the safe path and didn’t test whether I would get in a long ride without getting caught up in rain, hail, and the very fun headwind. Instead I headed out for a run after work. I debated doing a hill workout, but figured since I’m going to tackle Myrtle
(Kim's 2nd Myrtle post
)tonight that I’d save the hills for the bike. So the workout of choice was a longer run. I extended the 7 mile route that I did last week into downtown St. Paul to make it a 9+ mile trip. The weather was hot and humid and I was dripping wet in seconds. I tried to keep the pace relaxed and not burn out the legs right away. My legs appreciated this and kept a nice steady pace all the way to the turnaround. There is was a quick drink of water and stretch before heading back. About mile 7 the legs started to feel a bit heavy and tight. I’m sure I was a little dehydrated and my body was simply letting me know. Arriving home I was completely drenched and my front contained a nice collection of gnats. I mean who doesn’t want to look like a windshield after a long run. Despite the heat and humidity I felt pretty good and ended up with a nice 8:27/mil pace.
While doing my normal browsing on TriFuel
I found this post about race t-shirt etiquette
that you might find entertaining. Stay tuned for tails from Myrtle.
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