Today it was very hot with no cloud cover. The point of the run was just to finish. Maybe I shouldn’t have run as far as I did so late but I ended up running 8.26 miles, which will be my last long run before training starts on Sunday. I am hoping for a cooler October, but I won’t hold my breath. The run actually went very well. I ran about three miles then turned into a neighborhood to go back the way I came. After that I ran into my lovely park. Most of the park was shaded and I didn’t see any spiders so all was good! I did have to stop at two different water fountains. Each one energized me to keep going and so I did! I ran back home after the park and finished in 1:17:17 with my fastest mile my eighth! That is always my goal. It wasn’t my best run, but it gave me an average pace of 9:21, which I think is pretty good in this heat. You should always run slower in hotter conditions and don’t try to over do it.
I am currently in two challenges on the Nike Plus app. On the app you can challenge people to complete different goals. I had never been in a challenge before, but the RunDisneyRun group on Facebook has challenges once a month so I thought I would join. Anything for a little extra motivation! The two challenges are to complete 50 miles in the month and 80 miles in the month. I am currently in first place on one and third on the other. Along with the Disney challenges I am moving up on the Charity Miles Gryffindor leader-board! I am currently 14 out of 687 members. Those are just two fun things I can focus on until my training starts!