ORN: 7/12/05: 3 miles 5/1, 1 mile walk
I used to live in the Washington, DC area but that was long before I was a runner. I remember the summers being hot [we played 3 outdoor concerts every week during my Army Band years] but in those days there always seemed to be enough beer around to cool me off.
Not today! The goal was a 4 mile run along the Potomac river. The trail goes past the airport and has some fantastic views of the monuments. And, if you're lucky, a plane will land or take off right over your head. I had my Garmin so I could be SURE that I was getting the 4 miles.
Everything went fine on the way out, although it did seem pretty hot to me. I turned around a 2 miles and noticed I was starting to get REALLY hot. OK, yes, I forgot to take ANYTHING to drink, but usually 4 miles is inside my window.
At mile 3.07 I was DONE. I tried to "jog" the downhills for awhile but even that didn't work. Eventually I just gave it up and walked back.
It happens. To me, to the pros, and it will happen to you. Tomorrow is another day. I'll need to get up and out earlier.
Waddle on, friends.