And the heat goes on...
By tls on Aug 22, 2005
Tonight, two things reminded me of this heat:
- First, 11 girls on my daughters soccer team. The thermometer in my car indicated 100F at the start of practice at 6pm only dropping 1 degree an hour later. I've never seen 9 year olds so zapped with energy unable to get excited by a simple 15 minute scrimmage of soccer.
- Second, 1,348 miles away, Scott Jolly's blog, 6 deadly mistakes a runner can make..., wrote about a teen runner flirting with the heat in DC...and losing.
In the last 8 days, I've gotten in 5 runs and 40 miles as I embark on my 4th marathon this December at the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Maybe it's because I've been away from serious training since last Spring, but I haven't felt more run down in quite a while. If it wearn't for my supportive running group, Dallas RBuds, my morning alarm clock wakeup would be greeted with a snooze and pull of the covers.
For all those runners out there, keep hydrated, listen to your body and keep an eye to the north for that first autumn cool front of the season.