Monday, June 18, 2007
It has warmed up here in the good ol' Midwest. We were headed to my parents to celebrate Father's Day and I decided that I would just take off, head towards our destination, and have my wife pick me up on the way. I left the house a little after 7 am and stuck to the local paved trails as long as I could before I got out on the road. I ran past a bank around 8 and the temp already read 90 degrees. I made my way to Old Route 66 and just kept chugging along, sweating profusely. I had a bandana unfolded on top of my head and my visor pulled over that to keep the sun off the top of my head and neck. People driving by had to think I was nuts....which I suppose makes sense when you look at the majority of people would do their best to avoid the situation I wanted to be in. I got in just over 19 miles before my wife came by honking. I would have liked to gone a bit further, but being that I have not done much heat training yet and I was 100% exposed to the sun with no shade in sight, I'd say it worked out just right.
a belated Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!!!