This is how my weekend started, on the Atlantic City Expressway, at 7:30am Saturday, in the fog, headed to Wildwood.
I arrived in Wildwood by 8:30am, and decided to run on the beach, and hit the boardwalk on the way back. The fog was also on the beach, as you couldn't see Morey's Piers.
It was nice to run on the beach. I haven't done that since last summer. Running on the beach, you can sure tell, that you are using your legs more so than just running on asphalt.
The temperature was perfect at the shore, unlike back home. It was 72, with a nice ocean breeze.
I ran 4.02 miles in 35:47 (8:55 mile).
Up next.. 10 miles.. maybe...
Well, I got the somewhat early start I need on Sunday. I was out of the house at 7:15am.
It was already 77degs, and humid as hell!
When I got up, I threw a water bottle in the freezer, for the run. I also packed one of my Hammer Nutrition sample gels, banana flavor.
I had a route all mapped out, that had me passing Mercer County Park, and running thru part of Robbinsville, and weaving my way back home.
Well, as luck in this heat would have it, I missed a right turn. With missing the turn, I was hoping that I wouldn't fall under 10 miles.
The heat and humidity the past week here is oppressive, and today,you could feel the heat coming off the road, and it's wasn't even 8:00am! It was a struggle from about the 1/2 point on. I was glad that I brought a bottle of water along.
I did pass a few runners & bikers out to torture themselves in the heat with me.
It was a tough run., and I was glad when it was over!
My mistake only cost me 1/10 of a mile. The original run was 10.3 miles & I ran 10.2 miles.
My time: 1:38:48 (9:43/mile).
FYI.. my son checked the temperature when I got home, and it was up to 86.
Well, Monday is an off day, and I am off into my 18 week training schedule.