Got up early this morning, so I could get my 20 miler in before this weekend. Not a good day to do a 20 miler. The temps when I got outside was 73 degrees and I think the humidity wasn't far behind. Last weeks 18 miler started out in the 50's. I sure could of used those temps again this morning. I know we don't always get to choose what kind of weather we are going to run in. Darn It. That sure would be nice.
I was meeting Dan to go running this morning. When I got to the school where we were meeting, NO Dan. He texted me later and said he over slept. Crap I was really hoping we could run 5 to 6 miles and than I would be on my own for the rest. Running 6 miles with someone else would mean that many less miles I would have to run by myself.
It's 5 am and pitch black, which means I have to wear my headlamp and reflective vest. Plus, my running belt with my phone and fuel. Before I went to the school I went around town and deposited water bottle at different locations so I would have water. It is way to hot and humid not to enough water today.
I decided to run around town till it started to get light outside. The first 10 miles felt pretty good even though I sweating buckets of water. By mile 12, I was starting to feel pretty tired and drained. The heat and humidity was sucking out all of my energy. How your mind wants to play with you, when you start to get tired. When I hit mile 15, my feet where starting to hurt. I have been wearing Kinvara 2 and the balls of my feet, after so many miles just burn and some times I will have tingling in them. I put an insole in them to see if that would help. The insole did help alittle. Not sure this is the shoe for me. But, I need to figure it out before Marathon time. I would say the last 4 miles I did the walk, run thing. I was reaching the point of no return. I was doing what ever I could to get through these last 4 miles. I was never so happy to see 20 miles on my Garmin. I'm so glad that run is over. I hope my next long run I will be doing in cooler weather.