06 August 2012


Since my stomach "situation" this weekend prevented me from doing any running, I had to make up for it today. I scheduled a long run this AM and plan to do something shorter and easier this evening. I ended up getting up at 3:50AM and running from my house to Richard's house to meet up with Ed (Rich had an early work engagement and James and Mike took off on a run at 4AM around their neighborhood) at 5AM for a run up to the ranger station and back. This would give me about 17 miles of some easy road running and some challenging trail running as well.

While I'm okay to put in the miles, I am getting annoyed with the humidity these days. I can't seem to stay dry at all. In fact, I am drenched just 2 miles into my runs and from that point on, its a consistent dribble of sweat from my hat, shirt and shorts. To call this feeling of completely being soaked for hours at a time uncomfortable is an understatement. While I have no issues with chafing or otherwise, I am looking forward to cooler or at least less humid days. Regardless, this training cycle through the middle of summer should really provide for some great fall races this season:-)

Anyway, I got my miles in and my training continues to go reasonably well so far. Hopefully, I can do something easy this afternoon as well. I plan to run the cross country races on Tuesday and another run up the mountain on Wednesday before taking it easy for a couple of days in anticipation of the Laurel Valley Whitewater Run 35 Miler in Pickens, SC. While I am treating LV as a training race, I do not want to toe the starting line depleted.

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