yeah, i guess we’ve all seen the headlines in every newspaper, on every news website, hell, on every blog that has been updated today. (and NY1 reports that the mercury has hit 100-yowza.)
last nite our coaches made the executive decision to cancel that evening’s speedwork, and tonite the Flyers group run is canceled as well. smart decision on both parts, considering last nite i was hot and exhausted just walking. and today, i have yet to go outside since getting to work-to quote one of my colleagues “the only way i’m going outside is to go home.”
even though it was a relatively “cool” 83 degrees this morning, the 3 miles i ran were probably the slowest 3 miles i have run in an extremely long time. don’t know if it was the heat (doubtful, if i did speedwork in the same weather the day before, but who knows?), or if it was because i left it all out there in yesterday’s workout (please tell me that was the case) or if i’m just tired between the heat, work, or whatever else…i’ll just say thank god i was running solo this morning, no one would have been able to put up with my snail-like pace.
yeah, maybe since today’s run was so short i probably should have just sucked it up and done it on the treadmill…but it’s tough when you’re within stumbling distance of the Central Park reservoir and bridle path-in fact i’m closer to that than I am to the nearest NYSC! much, much easier and quicker to hop on over to the park.
on a positive note, my shoes arrived today!!! yay yay yay. now I have 2 pairs of Cumulus 7’s that will last me from now til after the marathon…one white/purple, and another white/orange pair. (and the Axioms went back to the store yesterday…)
and if I didn’t already love Starbucks enough…tomorrow they are providing complimentary iced coffee between 1 and 3 (or so the ad in AM New York said) at participating locations in the NYC metro area. now that’s how you help people beat the heat 🙂