We had 14 runners show up to run on the rocky & rooty trails of SM Park, last night. I think the "cooler" weather helped, quite a bit. It's funny how relative the term "cooler" is when you're used to over a month of 100+ degree (F) weather. I ran a loop with my son prior to the group run, then I led one 4-mile loop with the group. I pushed the pace a little, and we spread out a bit. It just felt so good to run in slightly cooler temps, and not be sick, anymore.
Usually, we'll have between 7 to 10 runners show up for our Trail Nerds runs on any given Tuesday night. We haven't had 14 or more show up for a night run since last Winter. Thursday night, the numbers will probably be back down again, though. It's supposed to be 100 or so, with a higher heat index. I can't wait for Fall. The cumulative effect of all of this heat is pissing me off, and my lawn looks like crap.
Wow, just 1-1/2 weeks until I run in my 100-miler. I feel strong and ready, once again. The last few days, I've been working on and testing a heart-healthy version of a recipe for Norwegian lefse bread. In the 50-miler 2 weeks ago, I had some at an aid station, and it really made my day. I think I've found a new ultra-fuel that I can keep down. I want to make some and have it on hand at the race.
Check out this cartoon. I resemble this, sometimes.
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