Saturday, September 28, 2013

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.


1 comment:

  1. I think it felt worse because we had nice, cool weather the week before!