I run with alot of "stuff" .... When running with Velcro I have the buddy system leash and then long runs consist of 2 handheld water bottles, my garmin, my shuffle, my asthma pal on my ankle with my puffer, my road id, a pb&j sandwich, sport beans and possibly reflective items or a head lamp if I'm running in the dark. And of course don't forget the white or light colored clothing.
While out for my long run this past Sunday, which I was determined to get in before te 100+ temps arrived, I started in the dark w/Velcro, so I had ALL of my "stuff". I have to carry water for myself and Velcro. And since I was running more than 8 miles, all the "stuff" was a necessity for me! I ended up running past a girl, who was not running long, with NOTHING! She had on all black, while running in the dark. Now granted, I'd live to run NAKED, but I just can't do it while battling the elements of So Cal heat! Need water, need puffer, addicted to my Garmin, love my music.....one day... One day.
I did get 14 miles in on Sunday. I wanted 15 but the sun came up and the heat started to rise. And as all of you know, we have had MISERABLE heat the past 3 days! Over 100+ temps each day! Yeah, this white northern European girl doesn't do well in heat- anything over 70, 100? Craziness!
I ran 14. It sucked ass! And it hurt me for the rest of the day! I felt dehydrated and literally napped on and off all day long. But I guess I got the mileage in!
This Sunday, I'm running the Camarillo marathon. I'm using it as a training run. If needed, I can dump off the course at mile 23. I will try to finish- but this is my last long run before Marine Corp Marathon on October 31st.
The past 2 days I've done core work. Hoping to run tomorrow! Hoping. My left ankle and leg are a bit sore and tight- stupid me rolled it 2 miles into my 14- stupid stupid stupid!!! But I continued on....Velcro ran 9 miles with me and then I struggled thru 5 by myself in the sun. I ire hope I'm ready for MCM. I'll know more after this weekend!
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