Three Things Thursday: because by the end of the week, a post can never focus on just one thing!
1) The District of Columbia is having a passionate affair with hot summer temperatures this week! Someone forgot to inform DC that this makes for difficult Running-weather; I rationed my 9-oz handheld water bottle this morning for a long 6 miles. Let’s just say that 9 ounces didn’t even come close to what these muscles were demanding. What would normally be a “moderate” pace (with conversation) had my average HR at 180 and my sweat-glands throwing a pool party. Fun! Either way, I can only imagine what our 5:20 a.m. start time would feel like compared to those I saw running at 8 a.m. Be careful, DC-ers, stay hydrated today! 6 miles, ~54 minutes, done.
2) Yesterday’s workout was more pleasant, a 15 mile Sunrise Ride with Kate. While I will always put running first, watching those colorful clouds slowly rise over the Monuments as we zoom around along the river defines contentment. It’s impossible not to be at ease while you ride, talk to a friend, and experience a DC sunrise, all before 7 a.m. It’s fantastic. Next week I’ll provide more pictures – they’ll do these views more justice!
3) There were some great questions left on yesterday’s post! I’ll do a full recap of the IronGirl & Fitness Magazine webinar later today; they didn’t address all your inquiries, but my expertise will take a stab at finding you some answers!
To go crazy, and add to the list –
Good Luck, Seattle Marathoners!
Have fun at the Rock ‘n Roll fiestas and tackle those miles like you know how!