It's definitely July in the Chicago area. Yesterday was a hot/humid/high heat index day--close to 100 degrees heat index--90 plus temperature.
Planned to run around 11:00. The time worked for me, plus I'm training for Louisville--and I KNOW it will be hot on the run there!
It was hot--on the path I saw several cyclists, 4 walkers, 1 chipmunk, NO OTHER RUNNERS! Wonder why! If I weren't training to run in this weather, I would have run early (or later) with all the other sane people.
The plan called for 75 minutes. I planned to run about 8 miles. I knew it would be tough because I had finished running at 3:30 p.m the day before, also in high heat. But, I forged ahead with as much fluid as I could carry in my fuel belt.
The path I run on is about 50% shaded, and have I mentioned before that it is really hilly? The hills are what make running in the heat that much harder for me. I did good the first 5 miles--the last three were really tough. Lots of walking again. Finished in 1:30--UGH! Glad to be done. Thinking about Louisville run the whole time--CAN I DO THIS?
Went to the gym right after and did some good stretching/core/upper body strength work. Easy 1000 meter swim. Ate a good dinner. I was hungry again later, so I ate again--more good stuff.
Today calls for a 90 minute bike. Since I'm racing on Sunday (Racine) and won't get my long bike in (only 56 miles) I'm planning to ride a little longer. It's another hot one, but I do much better in the heat on the bike! I guess it's all that wind I generate--ha ha! (And I'm riding at 8:00 a.m.)
Hope everyone has a great day. Stay cool if you're in a hot place.
Until next time--God bless!