I want to talk about the freaking heat. Kelly and I had a 16 mile run planned for Thursday. We started at 4:45am and met at our normal parking lot. FIRST - when I pulled up there where cars in the lot, which is not normal for that time of the morning. And the closer I looked - I realized that it was people:
#1 still drinking from the night before
#2 dressed up like super heroes
#3 I knew a few of them
Anyone remember those days? I kind of do :) Anyway - it was dark when Kelly and I started off for about the first 45 minutes. And I don't know about you, but when it's dark, we run faster. Kind of like we are trying not to get caught. That was our first mistake - we took off way to fast. There is no need for us to run the first 5 miles of a freaking 16 mile run at an 8:30 pace. For us, if we can't chat on a long run, we're going to fast. And then the sun came up......and our attitudes just got worse and worse. Kelly is an AMAZING fast distance runner but hates the heat. I mean hates it more then I hate taking shots. So with our negative attitudes - our 16 mile run turned into 11. And the worst part? We where walking back to our cars...some older guys riding bikes on the bike path say "Good morning walkers - we're coming up on your left". Walkers? WALKERS? Ugh.
Kelly - No pictures
Yeah. I'm not feeling it.
So what is my new mantra?
"I love the heat. It makes me faster"
For those of you training in the heat - how do you deal with it?
When we run, specially long runs, we either plant water or hit all of the fountains...where hydration is not the problem. The problem is our crap ass attitude when it's hot. I need to get over this wall really fast.
* I would like to note that I think this is the first negative post I've done..well, kind of negative...but I was just waiting for it to happen!!*
In other news - I'm going to be having my first give away soon!! I'm so excited!!