Thursday, July 21, 2011

Is it hot enough for you?

I just received the following email from the organizers of a road race I am scheduled to run in a couple of hours:

We are getting tons of calls, emails questions. The race is still on. Yes, it's very hot and we want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable race - so please hydrate accordingly, cut back the pace if needed and come on down to the race and enjoy the ocean breeze (and water if you want to jump in).

Race Organizers

I have been an avid runner for about 15 years now and do not recall having run a race on a day this hot. According to, the current temperature is 96 degrees and “feels like 103”. This ought to be interesting……