The news said it was 90 or so when I set out for an easy 6 miler last night.
The sun was still intense, and was the perfect time to get my but out into real heat.
For those of you who don't know me, heat & humidity are my serious weak points. I still believe its the high dew points which kill me, not the raw heat. Tonight reinforced that theory.
It felt fine. I didn't even sweat that much until I returned home.
I keep telling a few people that I am "a new man" this year, and being able to run a decent race in heat would prove that. But, I don't want heat for the next one.
As for the rest of my heat acclimation training - Spend as much time outside as possible.
Gardening, cutting wood, busting up those ugly tree stumps, mowing the lawn, digging graves, etc.
And... I officially have crew for Kettle! Bill P is going down to make sure I don't wuss out like I did last year. I might have to make up my own waiver/disclaimer. "You have permission to inflict bodily harm on me if I .......... "(you get the picture)
He might also do the Matt vs. Adam race updates. He is also going to make sure there is U2 blasting at each aid station and a cup of Starbucks for Steve Q.