Monday, July 21, 2008

sufferfest

the weatherman told me we were going to have 3 straight days of low humidity.  since i wasn't briefing today, thought it would be a good morning to run...after all, yesterday morning the weather was great.  when i walked out the door, noticed the rocks and sand were wet, meaning it was a humid day...thought it couldn't be too bad, just the standard gulf humidity.  started my run fine, but felt like i was breathing in soup...did the first mile in 8 minutes, thought it a good warmup.  i should've given up after that, as it all went downhill from there.  the soup got thicker and thicker.  i finished my bottle of water by mile 3 and my shoes were heavy with sweat.  i wanted to stop, but knew that i needed to get back to my room as soon as possible...needed some water, gatorade...anything.  mile 4 was at a 10:05 pace...and I was struggling with that.  there was not one dry spot of clothing on me to include socks and shoes...unbelievable.
 
forecast high for today is 120F.
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

ryan said...

Did you see a bunch of melting clocks?

Keith said...

If you're going to presist in this madness strap, at least take some form of liquid with you -- or maybe you should take up camel riding or something like that for a sport.

Strap said...

no, but i was melting.

yeah..i had water, but it didn't last very long.

Strap said...

no, but i was melting.

yeah..i had water, but it didn't last very long.