Yeah, hot as in I wanted to pass out like Li-Lo when it was all over with...only from the heat and the 15 miles I ran, not from Grey Goose straight up. Times 15.
When I left the house Saturday morning at 4:50am...like around the time Li-Lo just starts the real partying, it was 81 deg and 88% humidity and a feels like of 88deg.
Tell me that doesn't suck. I dare you.
Plan was to do 5 miles before starting the route (which was only 10 miles and one that I hate (River Oaks loop) and that all worked out. Did the 5 miles, carried my little handheld since there wouldnt be any fluids out yet, and even wore the little blinky light since I was running down Blossom and it can be pretty dark in some spots and you just never know if someone is going to see you or not (not that I ever saw one car, just runners like me...you know crazy).
Got back to base, dropped off the bottle, got some water, found CD and we took off a few minutes before the group start. Within 2 miles I knew it wasnt going to be my day to finish off 15 miles without some adjustments.
Stopped, dropped and rolled (meaning I set the Gman to intervals of 7/1's). And off we went again.
Smartest thing I could have done. Yeah it took me a bit longer to finish, but in the end, I felt like I made the right decision.
As you can imagine the conditions were just brutal, but I held it together...unless you count where I thought the last water stop was supposed to be and as we rounded the corner and it wasnt there, I pretty much let out a gut wretching 'where the f*** is the water stop???!!!', and then figured out it was a half mile away from where it normally is on that route.
2 miles to go and yeah, CD and I made it back to base in one piece....
|Not CD and I...definitely not...not that we arent awesome like the KK sistas, but minus the blue ocean and the sandy beach...but there was a photographer at base and at the first water stop for the planned new website for KW.|