Thanks to THE BORING RUNNER, I had an excuse to get extra sweaty. Thankfully, Seattle weather finally sent summer back so I could get my heat on. At 8 a.m., it was already 70 degrees. That is really freaking hot, yo!
The pic doesn't do the sweat justice, but I was dripping. For reals, all my thorns melted away because I am not only not used to running right now (plantar fasciitis sucks) but also not used to running in anything above 65.
Course: My usual "golf course loop" with an extra loop at the park thrown in to splash in some puddles (last day of wear testing a water-proof product).
Total climb: 175 feet
Race time: 8:19 a.m.
Field: 1 average woman runner
Time: 26:08 (8:26 pace)
Adam may be a little disappointed to learn that there were no bodily mishaps or releases, other than sweat. After I got home, though, I did shed a few tears as I watched the women's marathon in London. So sad that Desi withdrew due to an injury but think she's a rock star for at least making the start line. And the same with Paula - I was looking forward to seeing her run. I wonder if she will keep fighting? Osteoarthritis doesn't sound good.
|Courtesy of USATF.ORG|
THANKS, ADAM, for making me get out on a hot weekend to push the pace a bit.