Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ten Miles at Watchung Reservation
There was record heat today. I am in need of logging some long runs in prep for the Newport-Liberty Half-Marathon in two weeks and for the Philly Marathon in two months. So I wanted to run for a couple hours today. I cut it short because of the practically record heat. It reached 92 degrees F in some parts of NJ today. I smartly didn't begin running today until about 3 PM, at the height of the heat. At Watchung Reservation the rocks were literally sweating. They were cool from the days before, so they collected condensation. I sweatted a lot more than the rocks, however. I carried water and electrolyte replacement. And I had to walk a couple of times. I usually encounter dozens of other people walking on the trails. Today I encountered a total of eight, if you count the baby in one guy's backpack. I guess it was too hot for people to even walk today. I admit, it wasn't exactly too hot, relatively, had it been summer in NJ. But for me to have to turn on my AC at home on September 15 definitely qualifies today as an anomyly.