Holy hotness! I was up this morning at 6:30 and really wanted to make it out of the house for a run by 7 a.m., but could not get myself moving. I drank quite a bit of water and had some coffee, along with a bowl of oatmeal before I left. I knew it was probably going to be a tough run…
But I made it out and headed to Central Park. I knew that there was a long training run going on and was excited that there would be other crazy people out running in the heat. That always makes me feel better and less strange. And indeed, there were a lot of people.
I decided to run between 8-10 miles, based on how I was feeling. About 3 miles into it, I sensed that 8 miles would be most likely. After I got past Harlem Hill, I started to see the NYRR water stops. Ohh how tempting they looked. I watched as runners around me darted to the table, but my guilt won out and I kept on trucking because I hadn’t signed up for the run and felt bad stealing water. Plus, I wasn’t parched yet.
However, by mile 7, I was pretty darn thirsty and I decided to just do it. I grabbed a cup and slinked away with an all too obvious suspicious look on my face. But it was just what I needed. I had finished the Central Park loop and felt okay, so I decided to run the Reservoir loop. Here are my splits…
I was completely happy with my splits and average pace. It was super hot by the time I got home and I was dripping with sweat. I refueled with some Gatorade and a banana with peanut butter.
The rest of today has been spent eating, drinking more coffee, cleaning, doing some laundry, standing in front of the air conditioner, and perhaps there was a little nap in there as well (and maybe watching two Sex and the City episodes).
Plans for tonight include a trip to Hoboken with one of my current co-workers to get together with one of our previous co-workers. I am hoping (unrealistically) that maybe it will cool down slightly.
Hope you all are having a good weekend – stay cool!