I am up bright and early this morning for half marathon number 12. I am running the Gulf Coast half marathon in Pensacola, FL. It is part of the gulf coast series (remember the one I ran in October for TNT?) Same group/series.
Flashback to last October, Gulf Coast half Mandeville, LA
The race starts at 7:00, and as I have been mentioning all week, I am worried about the heat.
So it will be between 70 and 75 when I am running, and I looked up the hourly humidity and it’s 85% at the start of the race. It’s going to be a hot one, folks! Also notice the UV index is a 10, “very high”. Sweet! I kid. It will be ok. I just don’t handle heat well (recently found out it’s a side effect of one of my thyroid meds.)
So if you are up at 7:00 central this morning, pray for me and Bobby please (and all the other runners!) I also have the honor of being one of the people who gets to judge the water stops. There is a cash prize up for grabs so I better be paying attention!
Number 12, here goes nothing!
(Photo from last gulf coast half marathon I ran)
This week of workouts I took really easy. I will just do a brief recap for you since I did so little.
Monday: ran 4 miles, lifted legs, abs, bi’s and back
Wednesday: ran 2 miles easy, lots of housework
Friday: rest and massage
I know there is a LOT of resting in there. I wanted to get another run in Thursday but I ended up traveling to my parents house and there just wasn’t any time. oh well, right?
QOTD: How do you fare in the heat while running?
Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers says
Whew! That’s pretty humid! You’ll do great though. 12th time’s a charm, right? 😀
Amy Lauren says
Good luck on your half today! I realize you’re probably running it now and that it’s hot, but at least the race was at 7 AM, that’s definitely better than some around here that don’t start until 9 (I have a 9:00 start time 10K Saturday- eek!). You will be fine!!
Good luck! Especially with the heat and humidity. Ugh – I would much rather deal with cold than heat. I do not do well with the heat.
We were there representing Crossfit OS today! It was a terribly hot 13.1 miles for sure! Definitely thankful for the aid stations along the way. Congrats on number 12! Awesome!
woo hoo! I was so happy for water..I would drink one and pour one on my head! gatorade was helpful too!