I never thought I'd say this, but lacking in applications that day was actually a blessing. It was HOT, HOT, HOT and sooooooo humid. It was miserable. The bee costume would have been a one-time-use only because I don't think it would have made a full recovery from THAT much sweat.
I know. Nas-T.
Since it's been so hot outside, my running routine before the race was pretty minimal- about 4 miles, once a week. I've also been doing Insanity 6 days a week, and this race happened to fall on the Saturday before the recovery week in the middle of the program... thank goodness :) Insanity has definitely helped my endurance, but I am not sure much of anything would help me feel GOOD running in 90+ degree weather with the same percent (or more) humidity.
So my time was nothing to brag about (my Garmin said about 1:09:34), but considering this is the furthest I've attempted to run since the Marine Corps Marathon last year, and my past issues with plantar fasciitis, and the awful weather, I'm not too disappointed.
|BEFORE the race... (you don't wanna see the after!)|