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I am a crazy person…but I survived a long run in a heat index of 98 degrees

on July 24, 2015

On Sunday, somehow survived 13 solo miles with a temperature of 87 and a “real feel” of 98 by the time I finished (and not all that much better when I started). I made a huge “oops” and forgot to set an alarm the night before after getting home late from a baseball game and didn’t wake up until 9:00, and by the time I ate breakfast, got dressed, got out the door, and got to the park I wanted to run in that is a half hour away (there is no shade in the running route by my apartment), it was after 10:00 and already hot and humid, with a heat advisory in effect :(.

I was determined to make it 13 miles anyway though!! Took it slow, and was thankful to be running in a place with a lot of shade (taking the extra half hour to head to Prospect Park was a good idea!), and tons of drinking fountains to refill my water bottles 100 times and rewet my EnduraCool cooling towel (which was amazing by the way, it was my first time using it!!) I gave up caring and took off my shirt sometime in the 7th mile and ran in just a sports bra (never thought I’d do that but I certainly wasn’t the only woman in the park doing the same thing). My 4th time up the huge hill during the 12th mile took a ton of mental toughness but I got up it without taking a walk break even though I wanted to. This was one of my hardest runs ever but I did it. So 5 marathon paced miles yesterday in pouring rain and 13 mile long run today in 98 degree weather…..who’s dumb idea was marathon training anyway?!?!? Also, never ever ever sleeping in on a hot day again. Starting at 5am next time haha

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Me right after finishing 13 miles. Sticking my tongue out to the heat and humidity....couldn't manage a smile here yet haha

Me right after finishing 13 miles. Sticking my tongue out to the heat and humidity….couldn’t manage a smile here yet haha

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Relaxing and stretching under a tree post run….finally able to manage a smile….I did it!

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Recovery :)

Recovery 🙂

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One response to “I am a crazy person…but I survived a long run in a heat index of 98 degrees

  1. golddh says:

    A great run given the conditions and the recovery fuel looks delicious. I’ll be in the 90s next week and I’m already dreading it…hopefully they’ll have Yogo!

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