This weekend, I had 16 miles on the agenda. As I always do, because I live on the surface of the sun, I got up at 5am to avoid the heat. The only difference this time was that it was scheduled to be the hottest day of the year - literally. The forecast was for temperatures anywhere between 117 and 119. Essentially hot enough to melt your face off or make you look like Keith Richards after a 30 min "session" outside.
|Felt something like this|
I knew something was probably up, so I decided to take it slow at first. Fortunately, the feeling never came back and I continued on my run - increasing all the way down to 7:30 pace for the last few miles. I did decide to cut it a few miles short and did a 12 mile run instead of a 16. Even I know my limits - even if I did feel like I was on E.
Has anyone else had this happen before? I can't think that I'm the only one. What would you have done in the same situation?