I’m from the south (Tennessee) so heat and humidity and I are not strangers.
It’s 143 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes until I attempt to run for 26.2 miles in the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in St. Louis, MO on Oct 19.
And today….I struggled to get in 4 miles. My first 2 miles were good and I was fairly proud of how easy it was feeling even though it was hot, humid and no breeze. At one point I got on the MKT trail and had to stop twice to get rocks out of my shoes, once because a deer ran in front of me and scared me shitless…..and I met up with a couple of fairly steep inclines.
For 2 miles….I suffered and couldn’t get how tired I was and how heavy my legs felt off my mind.
The endura cooling towel did help today. I’d like the headband.
Why did I sign up for a marathon that forced me to train in the summer? Am I nuts? Am I wanting to die? Am I wanting to fail? 🙂
I finished my run and at least I’m glad I did it…but I am now doubting my ability to complete it.
I know that I will have to start getting up at 4 am during the weekdays to run some of my days and that will make it better, but on my Wednesday 6,7,8 mile days…that ain’t a going to happen!
I’ll work it out and I have read from many marathon runners that the hard part is not the marathon, it’s the training. It will be a huge challenge for me but I knew that.
Like many things in life, it’s the journey not the destination that shows you who you are…..