Heat and Humidity Suck, 26.2=???


Wednesday: 4 miles @ 9:41 pace outside

Thursday: Body Pump


I’ve been running with a girlfriend in her neighborhood on Wednesday mornings and it has been a nice change of pace… literally. I never thought I’d see the day when I was content running in the high nines. I had a great time chatting the whole way and didn’t even notice how “slow” we were going. It’s a great little partnership because she keeps me from speeding up and I hold her accountable to run. Win Win.

I remember this time last year I was gearing up to train for Space Coast. I was knocking out workouts like no ones business. While my paces and distances may be different, my hydration strategy isn’t. July is by far the worst, and by worst I mean gross, month of the year here in Florida.


And to think, this morning (Thurs) the low was 79. Guess I picked the right morning to tun outside 🙂 These numbers can only mean one thing. Nuun. Nuun. Nuun. I’ve got to replace the electrolytes and sodium lost while running. It’s so important for recovery and actually makes you feel a lot better in general. A lack of hydration can lead to headaches or even worse, over eating 😉 haha. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. Just saying.

Speaking of the marathon, check out this awesome infographic from Competitor

How Long is a Marathon?What are you guys training for this fall racing season?


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  1. This post makes me happy for multiple reasons. First of all, you running in the high 9’s makes me feel so awesome because that means MORE CHANCE of us actually running together and me not feeling so bad about you running at my pace. BAHAHA. I love that you’re just running in general, no pace worries!! As you know, I think 9 min miles are fantastic, but I know it’s a big change for you! So I guess that’s really the main happy reason..but as for the humidity. NO. Just no.

    I started training this week for a half marathon in October. I ran it last year and fell in love!! So I am actually going to train for this one. 🙂

    • Alright. That’s it. We MUST run together now. I can help you train for the half. Now if only we didn’t live on opposite sides of the country, haha. Although all that hiking has probably already made you such a better runner!

  2. That infographic is awesome!! Thanks for sharing that and also, you are kicking ass. I really need to try the Nuun tablets you gave me. They are hanging out on the counter untouched. Brainfarts happen in the morning after my runs I guess. <3

    • You better remember to take it after your run Saturday! I’ll text you for a reminder 🙂
      And I love infographics. Such a fun way to look at the numbers.

  3. Amen sista on the July in Florida grossness!!! Shoes sounding like squishy sponges from sweat is just wrong haha lol 🙂 as for my fall/winter racing it’s all about the K’s as in 5K’s and chasing that elusive sub-20 PR and then possibly the the Gasparilla half mary in 2015

    • OMG squishy shoes for real! I haven’t run that far or hard in a long time, but I remember those days. You’re gonna catch that sub-20 this season!

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