Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot

OK, admittedly it could be a lot worse. But it's dang hot in the sun out there today, and the forecast is for more of the same over at least the next 10 days. Certainly beats the rainy June that we had.

That said, a reminder as always to be careful and be prepared for the heat.

My long run today - which started unexpectedly at the Atlantic terminal because of the track work on the 2, 3 and 4 - was a relatively simple dash from Grand Army Plaza, over the Brooklyn Bridge, around Battery Park and back. With the run down Flatbush beforehand to meet some friends on time, it totaled about 12.5 miles. There was plenty of water along the way, specifically at Cadman Plaza Park, City Hall Park, Battery Park (Park generally equals water fountain, thought not all the time). And I still lost four pounds.

As much as I liked the scale reading (and I refrained from jumping on the Wii to get scolded by the Fitness program), the rest of my day was pretty much shot as I battled fatigue and chugged Gatorade.

Anyway, today's route ...

1 comment:

kstan0211 said...

The same happened to me on Sunday. After ending my 12 mile run a little after noon, the only other activities I could accomplish during the day were napping, eating and drinking. We've been so lucky with the summer weather so far that it had to turn hot and humid eventually.