Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Running Hot and Radon Lady Sighting

Tonight, tempo run with Shannon, AKA Wheaties Boy, since he's now sponsored by Wheaties. It was 96 degrees when we started and 88 when we finished. We did a loop down through Fossil Creek park, total of 11.8 miles.

I ran an average 8:42 pace, which isn't too bad considering the conditions. I did throw a sub-8 minute mile in there but quickly made up for it on Hail Mary hill, where my legs refused to push anymore. Eventually the sub-8s will come, with the cooler temperatures.

We talked about Shannon's taper, his upcoming Wasatch strategy, my 5K, and my upcoming 12 hour race in OKC. But we also talked about how nice it will be to run when it's 45 degrees. Maybe even 5 degrees. Even I'm looking forward to it. This summer has been way too long and way too hot.

I just ate a big bowl of cantaloupe because that's all that looked appealing when I got home from my run, and I go back to work the next couple of days. This weekend I can get my life back in order. I was worthless today until after my long nap.

I almost forgot, I had a Radon Lady sighting when I was in California. I haven't seen the original Radon Lady in years, but this one was a dead ringer. She kept riding her bike up and down the bike path and I knew eventually I would catch her on the camera.

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