- tue: Hot Humid Hell in South Carolina. Ran 4.0 miles for 40 minutes at 10:10 pace. On vacation on Hilton head island. Where the temperature is never below 85 and the humidity never less than 100 percent. I went for a run right near sunset along a pedestrian walkway (there are lots of those around here) in a place called Palmetto Dunes. The path ran alongside a channel/river and there are signs every 200 yards about alligators… as in watch out for them… yikes. The heat and humidity hit me like a truck when I got out of the car and I knew I was in for a painful run. My legs felt strong so I pushed the pace, but the humidity rapidly torpedoed that idea. The run turned into a slog fest of misery as I sweated pounds of water and my legs turned to dead stumps while my breath felt like I had to push it in and out of a wet paper bag.
- thu: Along the beach in South Carolina. Ran 3.0 miles for 27 minutes at 9:00 pace. After Tuesdays unmitigated disaster attempting to run in this pea soup the natives call “air” I had not thought to run again on my vacation. But with the breeze off the ocean and the firm sand at my feet I felt that I would give it another go. It was an amazing run. I did it barefoot and my practice with a mid foot strike paid off as I ran down the coastline. I was on my way back when I realized I had a hot feeling at the base of my left big toe. By the time I got to my wife it was slightly uncomfortable. Several hours later it has turned into a blister 🙁 My vibrams would have been perfect for that run!
- sun: Prouty Century. Rode 100.4 miles for 404 minutes at 14.89 mph.
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