What a hot day! The worst was this afternoon, when it reached 35C (94F) with a humidex reading of 41C (105F). R and I were walking back about 2.5 miles from the pool and we were suffering. Luckily, I had gone out at 5:40 a.m. when it was a much cooler 75F or 23C.
I started the run in darkness, but it was light within 20 minutes. It was a really muggy morning, when you can really feel the soupyness in the air. I had the plan of running a few miles, then see I wanted to make the run the week's 14 mile run or the 6 mile version. After a bit, I felt I could make it through the run okay and went medium-long.
By the 6 mile mark, it was fully morning and lots more runners were out there. There were people on the Mt. Vernon trail obviously doing their own long runs - a group of about 20 runing in a narrow trail. I passed them and it was good to have company on the trail.
I explored a few different areas of DC and found the Maine Avenue Fish Market, which R and I will visit soon. It definitely smelled like a Fish Market (I worked at a fishery when I was in high school -- that job lasted about 4 months and I never forgot that smell).
I hydrated well for this one. I filled up my three small bottles for my fuel belt and brought a full bottle of Gatorade for the run.
Final run was 23K or just a bit more than 14 miles, done in 2:06:22 with a pace of 5:29K/8:50 miles. Tomorrow, a 6 miler planned and I'm happy that's all that's left until the recovery week starts next week.