What doesn't kill me makes me stronger and it was another hot day in the desert but the run must go on. At 108 when I started the run I was prepared for another slow one but my mind was ready to deal with it so off I went.
With the pace as slow as it needs to be there isn't any warmup or cool down miles, just one steady slog.It was definitely a struggle to keep the HR under 137 bpm and the Garmin was buzzing quite a bit but I never got above 139 so that is a win in my book even if it did take a few walk breaks to do it.
I'll tell you now that I'm really looking forward to Saturday's run even though it means being on the road by 5 am. It will be about 30 degrees cooler so it will provide me an opportunity to run a bit faster even though I've decided to make it a MAF run instead of pushing the pace. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
That's it for now and happy that tomorrow is a rest day.
Oh, and Happy Birthday Ma!