Today was absolutely gorgeous! Low 60s when I first went outside and it continued to warm up to about 72. I needed to do a short run, so I sent Beer Geek and the boys to the park and I headed out for a quick three miler. I wore a short sleeve shirt and capris. By the time I finished running, I was soaking wet and in serious need of water. My actual times were ok (9:41, 9:05, 9:18), but my rate of perceived exertion was MUCH higher than it should have been. While I love 60 degree temps, my body is not ready to run in them. I’d actually rather have next week’s race be cold, rather than hot.
Tomorrow is my last “hard” run before the race. I was planning 6 miles at about a 9:15 pace, but it’s supposed to be pretty warm again. I think I may end up having to slow the pace down to closer to 9:30.
I did see something pretty funny while I was out running today. A guy was walking towards me on the sidewalk of a busy road. I didn’t really pay much attention to him, but then suddenly he bent down and then jumped to the other side of the sidewalk. He did the same thing on the other side. I’m thinking “WTF, should I turn around and run the other direction?” and then suddenly realized what he was doing. He was practicing the moves for a Bolivian dance that the dance groups around here do in all the local parades. As soon as I got close, he stopped, but it totally cracked me up that I’ve seen enough Bolivian dances that I actually recognized the rythym and the moves LOL.