With dew points rivaling that of Thailand (for real), I laced up my mizuno's for a little 5 mile race through northeast MSP this morning. I was supposed to run the relay portion of the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon with Robert but due to the predicted weather conditions, race organizers shortened the entire thing to five miles.
Good Great call.
Not a fan of fast running or hot weather, I didn't have a goal time for this race. I thought I'd hover around 7:30's but when I started to get chills at mile 2, I figured I'd better slow up.
I finished around 38:30, which translates to a 7:43 pace, but with the heat it felt a ton faster. I immediately shoved ice down my sports bra and grabbed water at the finish while waiting for Robert to finish. He finished a few minutes later looking every bit as miserable as I felt.
We were literally soaked with sweat. From a 5 mile run that started at 6:30 a.m. Obviously this needed to be documented.
|Minnesota's summer equivalent to the Snow Angel|
|wait for it... |
|...the Sweat Angel.|
|Robert was sweatier than me...|
|... resulting in a more complete figure|
Here's a picture to document my awkward farmer's tan and how shoving ice in your sports bra will make your body think it's cold and adjust accordingly.
|hooray for popsicles|
And of course, the dreaded dreadlock. I might just leave it.
Have a safe and happy 4th!