This morning, the Cool Country Five-Miler was anything but cool! Though the start was at 7:30, it was already quite warm. And by the finish (at least by the time I arrived at the finish) it was nearly 90 degrees. I had intended this race as a warm up for next weekend's tough RC Cola-Moon Pie Ten-Miler. Warm up, I did. In fact, by mile three, I was really overheating and laboring.
I think what I need to do is to revert back to Galloway intervals when I've got hills or heat to contend with (and I will have both next weekend).
The good news is that even though I struggled to get through this one--I did it. And just having done it bolsters my confidence and my resolve for what lies ahead.