Running in the heat has put my marathon on hold…

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!

Tom

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10 thoughts on “Running in the heat has put my marathon on hold…

  1. Crossing my fingers for cooler weather your way. I think it is definitely coming and I for one am not thrilled. But I certainly understand. Sorry the weather isn’t cooperating with your plans these days. I can’t imagine how frustrating that would be.

  2. Hoping you get some cooler weather soon. We just received a good dose of cooler weather a week ago (Wilmington, NC) and has made running a bit more tolerable, and considering I’m in the peak of my training, it was very welcomed.

    • Wow. Great for you. The weather here is about to change tomorrow, but not without severe storms. Hopefully the later week will be cooler and better running. Good luck with your training.

  3. I understand about the heat – and the humidity. I think it resulted in some poorer air quality as well which isn’t great to run in. I really plodded through it until it broke in early September. A spring marathon sounds just right for you.

    • I totally agree. I recently thought about this when it wasn’t as hot and I was exhausted after my run. Someone mentioned that there was an air quality alert that day. Who knows what is going into our lungs! Still I guess running in bad air is better then obesity. Now that I think about it, it’s sad that I just had to write that last sentence!

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