I had high hopes for today's run, I wanted to fly, hit the groove.
Reality, not so much. Started right after I woke up and filled my water bottle with +Gatorade . After I got ready and went to slide it on my hand, I noticed I hadn't screwed the lid on tight... All over the floor... Small delay out the door (wifey- don't worry, I wiped it down several times).
Humidity was 90+% at 5am and the temps seemed to be around 65 and windy. Toss the shirt to the side, won't do much other than weigh me down.
Get out and walk to my starting point, my legs don't have the normal spring in them. I immediately know why, I went a little too fast yesterday for my recovery run. I was supposed to stay around 8:30, but ended up about 8:15. Not a big difference right?
Well my splits after my warm up were about 15 seconds slower than scheduled. Lesson learned. After a few miles, I questioned if I could even do 9 miles today. Skip to the end, I got through it, still better than no run.
And taking a positive out of this, a month ago, I was struggling to do 9:30 splits the day after my long run, so I have some progress in my, I just need to practice patience.
Some observations today, last night's storm split a few trees in half , one near Ainslie and the other just south of Montrose which blocked half the path. And with the horrific tornadoes in Oklahoma... keep the families and communities that were involved in your hears and prayers, and give however you can.
Instead of a posture rant, here is a product suggestion for everyone that sweat a bit more than normal and your speed sticks and so on antiperspirants don't work for you. Go out, buy some Certain Dri and apply it before you go to bed. Boom, no more underarm sweat and stains.
What summer life pro tips do you use?
Do you hate these friggen allergies?