30K

Tomorrow is my first 30K (18.6mi) of this training cycle. (Read about my first ever 30K run here.)

Unfortunately, the forecast is not looking too good.

It’s not the risk of thunderstorms that I’m worried about (in fact, the rain will be welcome!) but the 30C (86F) feels like 42C (107F) temperature. (!!!) This is Ontario and that is HOT.

We’re starting a bit earlier than usual (although not as early as I’d like) and we’ll just have to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and hope for the best. This will be a great opportunity to use my Nathan Intensity Hydration Pack for Women because my usual two-10oz-bottle belt is not going to cut it.

Hopefully I’ll be back to tell the tale tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

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20 thoughts on “30K

  1. Weather!!! I did my long run this morning, but I have a long bike (58 miles/94K) tomorrow in that! Catching up with your previous post, you rocked that tempo!

  2. No doubt the heat will zap you, but also it will make you so much stronger when fall rolls around. Good luck tomorrow! You've got the plan-hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

  3. Wow- glad I got my long run out of the way today! Can you leave a pail of sponges and water somewhere on the trail to stuff down your shirt/squeeze over your head at some point? I find that has kept me cool on wicked hot days!Good luck and have the ice bath ready for whn you get home!!

  4. That is pretty hot for such a long run! The last time I trained for a marathon (2 years ago), we used to start the 18+ milers at 4 am just because it's so hot here.

  5. I had to call my running partner and practically BEG her to start at 6:45. We also have 30K on the sched tomorrow. If I had my way I'd start at 6 or earlier, especially given my situation I NEED to be careful about overheating!

  6. good luck on your long run! i hope the weather cooperates. i am 99.99% sure i will be on the treadmill again for mine due to my lovelllyyy potty issues šŸ™‚ so, i feel for you! get out there and get it done!

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