LA Marathon Tomorrow--------SIZZLE
Tomorrow is the LA Marathon.
Last time I checked, it will be 89 degrees.
THAT is my definition of a lousy marathon.
I ran last year. Heat gave me 100-jolt-leg cramps at Mile 20 and I was forced to walk in.
Had leg cramps just one time before. Chicago 10-10-10 at 90 degrees.
Yeah, I'll drink that vile yellow so called electrolyte juice. I'll dilute it in water to help get it down.
Yeah, I'll take advantage of every drop of shade and cool cloth handed out.
Yeah, I'll have to moderate my pace----DAMN.
I'm not that fast anyway but I had a race plan. Now I'm flummoxed. At the Expo yesterday, some "running know-it-all" was speaking and repeating that our bodies are 14 degrees hotter than the weather. SO, that makes me 104. And that's a "really bad flu temperature" NOT a "running a marathon temperature."
My friends have been beautifully encouraging.
However, I had my visualizations all in order for the race I thought I'd be running.
Now friends are suggesting new strategies that make good sense. I really listen but somewhere in my heart, I'm having a bit of trouble making the change from a good fun but, by definition tough race----to a steaming, suffering, slow compromise.