Saturday, May 29, 2010

I'm still strange to most people!

My neighbor asked if I was getting ready to run as I happened across his path this afternoon...he was getting his mail..."nope, just finished," i said as the sweat dripped from every pore possible......I knew what he was thinking..."Wow...what a nut!" Man, the heat is wonderful! I've run and thrived in it for 30+ summers....I believe if you are smart you will definitely be a much skinnier and stronger runner if you can/will run in the heat.
Wear a white hat, be very hydrated...(this is a way of life, hydration that is)...start slow, go easy, you will adapt!! Then wait 'til Fall rolls around! You will be Superman or Superwoman!!
Today was my long run (LOL) 4.58 miles, the heel/ankle feels good! I will take it one day at a time but this week I put 15 miles on it and it's feelin' fine!! Happy weekend!! Peace!

6 comments:

jel said...

have a safe fun weekend yourself!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Great advice on running in the heat! And I bet your neighbor secretly wishes he could run like you! =)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I really want to love running in the heat, but it's sloooowing me down! Glad your foot feels fine!

Jamie said...

Most people think I'm strange because of running too. Nice job on the healthy base building!

lindsay said...

the start of the hot weather is always tough but adaptation always rolls around sooner or later :) 4+ miles! nice job! keep slowly bumping it up.

Anne said...

It's finally warming up here and I'm looking forward to the heat training too. Thanks for the nice reminder that there's much to be gained from working hard in oppressive conditions.

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