Today's six miler (the first in my training cycle for the Rock 'n' Roll Half) did not include snow or near-vomiting. THANK GOODNESS. It also didn't involve *fear* because this time the distance is not scary to me. :) Been there, done that!! That being said, my first run of the year in 80 degree heat was a bit of a challenge. Like a good little runner, I went to bed early-ish last night after putting on my running clothes (obv) and laying out all of my things...
...including the new pair of Brooks Ghost running shoes I bought yesterday! My Nike Vomeros still have about 200 miles left in 'em, but I've been wanting to try a new pair that's a little lighter. Mrs. Mentor Teacher moonlights as a fabulously knowledgeable salesperson at her local running store, so I trekked out there yesterday with my mom and tried a bunch of shoes before settling on these Brooks.
This morning the fabulous Girls on the Run Coach Melinda was running in her second ever 8K race, so I dedicated my run to her. :) It was a gorgeous sunny day, but a little warmer than I expected, and leaving my water/gatorade in the car was a mistake. I definitely wish I had brought my hand-held water bottle, because by the time I passed my car after 4 miles I was parched! I took a quick break and GULPED down water/gatorade and saw that I had a text from Coach Melinda that she had PRed in her race! YAY!
|Coach Melinda shares my affinity for compression gear and the color pink.|
How amazingly vibrant are her sleeves?!
What I Learned: It's better to bring too much water than not enough! I definitely was wishing I had another entire bottle of water for after my run, not to mention the fact that I could have used my hand-held bottle throughout...It is now officially WARM OUT, and (duh) I need to be bringing water on long runs. Period.
PS: A big hug and shout out to Coach Lauren who had a rough race this weekend but is still a superstar (cue sparkle fingers)