I have to admit, it was too hot for me to handle this morning! I ran the 15K at Whire Rock Lake this morning and perished at about 5 miles into the race. I managed to hang on, after puking at 5 miles, to finish in 1:17....not my best showing by far! 95 degree heat coupled with minimal shade and way too fast first 3 miles was my undoing. This is one of the times when the doctor needs to take her own advice!
Congrats to all the winners who handled the heat much better than I did! My running peep, Heather Wallace, took second in our age group with a 1:13 and looked strong as she passed me walking at 5.5 miles! Lot's of Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers were out and the club made a good showing in the age group ranks including a first place overall woman's winner!
RunOn! was a great host and Stampede beer (infused with B vitamins) tasted wonderful after the run! Nothing better than a few beers after a less than successful race! And a good excuse to drink a few beers before 9:30 in the morning!
I survived for another day! And the technical shirts and hats were a great give away!
Run Happy! Keep Cool....the summer has just begun!
It that time of year again; School is getting out, Memorial Day weekend is here, and summer sports are starting in full swing. Age-group track meets in 100 degree heat for 10 hours, football summer workouts on fields so hot the rubber on the cleats is starting to melt and soccer games in humidity that can actually kill you! Whether you live in Texas or Rhode Island; the summer heat kills child athletes every year! If you read this blog regularly, you know that track season is here again and my girls are already sweating at practice before school even ends! As a runner and a mother I am concerned about the safety of this Texas summer tradition of having track meets on a track that you can fry an egg on...
Heat-related illness claim young lives every year. Don’t let your athlete be the sun’s next victim! Follow these tips and discuss heat illness with your child athlete before it’s too late! And remember....following these tips can save you from an untimely trip to the hospital yourself! Let this year's Chicago marathon be a lesson to all of us! Heat Kills!!
Run Happy and Well Hydrated!
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