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Friday, September 4, 2009

Pineland Cut Short

Emma and I planned to do a long run together this week, and since she's working this weekend we decided to do it on Friday. Unfortunately this turned out to be the hottest day of the week.

I hate to say it but I've had enough of this hot weather. I miss the cool temperatures that we had last week. I'm sick of getting drenched in sweat every time I run. It's not fun any more.

We originally planned to do 22 miles, but a few miles into the run it became clear that a long run wasn't in the cards for us today. We decided to stop while we were still feeling good rather than push through uncomfortable conditions just to log the miles.

We tried a new drink today, Succeed Ultra. But I guess we didn't need it since we ended up with such a short run. I guess it was a good way to try it out though, seemed pretty good.

It also didn't help that a few sections of trail were closed. Not that this was a really big deal, but it kinda threw us off a bit.

time: 1:25:53
distance: 8.83 miles
pace: 9:43

weather: high 70's to low 80's, sunny, clear, hot

conditions: mostly dry, some light mud

gear: Inov-8 Roclite 295, Balega socks, shorts, singlet, hat, Nathan HPL #020

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