Grinding it out 9/28 Saturday Long Run - 56 days from Tulsa
This was a routine run from the clubhouse, me fulfilling my usual 4:10 marathon pacing duties with the DRC. I don't know why today seemed so much more humid than other days. 80 degrees with about 75% humidity at the start which we have run in worse before. I hear people complain about the humidity all of the time and I understand it comes with the territory. It's just part of living in the region of Texas that we do. But, I found myself grumbling too after a while. I was drenched in sweat even before we got to mile 5 of our 16 miler today. Good thing I didn't run any extra miles beforehand as I usually do. I think I only had 16 miles in me.
Somewhere around mile 12 pacing the 4:13 Marathon Group, crazy humid day.
We lost several group members in the latter stages of the run. At some points toward the end of the run, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it all the way back to the clubhouse myself. Afterward, I didn't even go to our usual post run brunch. I went straight home and crashed. A total ass whippin' today. But you know what, I wouldn't want it any other way. Train tough, race easy. At least I hope that is what will happen in the end. -TNT-