Set my alarm last night for an early start this morning. I wanted to have a LOT of time to let my coffee settle. I woke up no problem, got my coffee, did what we all do, and waited. Looking back, I was ready to go by about 4:25am, but I waited until 4:45am to leave. I wanted to be super sure that no surprises were waiting for me once I got outside.
I checked the temperature and it was 83 degrees at this ungodly hour. I had 2 goals for this run
- Don't be a hero and overheat.
Not today Enrique
- Go slower than last Friday (Was about 15-20 seconds too fast per mile)
You may have noticed, the kid in me likes to think of action movies and violent cartoons to motivate myself for days I want to go hard. As I'm holding back a bit, but keeping my suggested miles, I decided to think of the Hulk.
I'm hoping Sunday turns into something like this:
|I'm always Rangry|
I gave myself 15 or so extra seconds per mile window of error for the heat today. The first half of my run was about on pace, but I felt like I was getting a bit too hot. No need to be a hero.. yet.
There were ZOUNDS of dragonflies on the lakefront between Belmont and Fullerton this morning. Only one hit me, but it was pretty amazing. I was expecting to see Daenerys Targaryen by the path, commanding her baby dragon army.
|FEAST ON THE RUNNERS!|
On my loop back, I tried a new power gel or something like that, green apple flavor with caffeine. It was waaay too sweet, more like a green jolly rancher. I was able to stomach it, but I still like the honey stingers better. I think I'll end up getting more of the stingers.
I stopped to take a picture for you guys at Belmont, but as a result of pausing for about 20-30 seconds, I lost my pace and never really got that stride back, so you better enjoy the picture!
The temperature was 5 degrees cooler at 6am that 4am, that was not what I wanted to see! But oh well, better than 96.
That is all I got this morning. I'll be getting my packet and ish for the RnR this afternoon after 4, will I see any of you there?
Did you see the dragons?