I always like to look over my past races to learn from my experiences. This will be the fourth time that I have raced the Heat Wave. Last year was rough and I have thought a lot about it.
I ran past him but before long I had to stop on the side of the trail. I was making those puking noises and starting to gag a little. I bent over and a stream of hot brown liquid ejected from my mouth. It was short and sweet. I jumped back on the trail as I apologized to the racers around me.
Now for this years race it will be hot again, go figure. With a name like The Heat Wave you had better expect it!
This morning I did a hard 3 mile tempo in my new race shoes. This was the fourth time that I have worn them. And the second time without socks. While running hard in the third mile I started to develop so hot spot. Yep, I got a small blister on each foot. I am going to evaluate it further to determine if I will wear them during the race – a 10k might be too much to bear.