Since my last entry, I have continued my training by following the half marathon schedule provided by the coach program on the Nike website. I signed up and ran my first 12K, 7.5 miles, and did pretty good.
|12K - 1:14:13|
As the summer season finally moves in, I am facing a new running challenge: the heat. A couple of my runs were cut short of the goal distance because I was unable to finish. One run was a road route without water, so I thought I could fix that on the next warm day by switching to the trail and carrying water. Nope. I find it extremely difficult when the sun is beating down and not the slightest breeze blows. I have been told that I will "get used to it" but I am worried about running the half in August. I am hopeful that the early morning start and coastal location will alleviate some of the heat issues, but I am still trying to figure out to complete warm weather runs.