Heat! Summer heat! Fall heat!
I am so tired of running in the heat. Unfortunately the only real consistent time I have to run is at 3:00 each day. So I just head out and try to be as consistent as I can.
You would think that being October, the heat would dissipate. Not! Yesterday it was 86 with a heat index of 90…
I know I shouldn’t complain, but it just makes it that more difficult. I was thinking yesterday that I didn’t remember it being this hot last year (or at least running in the heat). I then remembered that I spent most of last fall injured from repercussions of my marathon race in September.
All this to say, I won’t be able to run the Jacksonville State Marathon this December. Sadly, I just don’t have it in me to run more then 4 – 5 miles a day and usually by Friday, I’m totally worn out.
I now set my sights on the Shamrock Marathon in Va. Beach on St. Patricks Day. Hopefully as cool weather sets in, I’ll be able to find some more strength and stamina to get some training going. Also, there is a lot going on with things unrelated to running at the moment that I would like to get past before putting so much time into training to run a marathon.
As of right now, cooler weather might start next Tuesday. One can only hope!