Well folks – it’s hot out there. If you check weather.com and enter Paso Robles which is 50 miles north of the lake you will see that the temps range from the low 60s in the morning to around 80. It’s hot and sunny!!
I just learned that my wave starts at 10:55 which means I will be biking and running in the highest heat. Good times! I don’t do well in heat but I’ll just have to tough it out. At least we know that leg warmers are entirely unnecessary and that’s a good thing, right?
Today I am going to wait until it gets hotter and then ride some ferocious hills and go for a good run. Taper schmaper – I need to test drive this thing. Then I’ll taper. I’ll be really good all week.
Okay – I did it. I test drove this heat. This is going to be very tough, people. I rode some hills and then I went for a run and I remembered something really important. When it’s hot and I exert myself I turn beet red and I look like I’m going to die. If you’re out there on the course and you see me in this condition don’t be alarmed. I promise not to die. I may actually wear a HR monitor just to assure myself that I’m okay. I don’t usually wear one and I don’t have my zones dialed in but I know that going over 180 for long is not a good thing.
I’ve downgraded my goal yet again. At first it was break 3:30 but that seems quite preposterous now. Then it was break 4:00. That’s a maybe. Finish and don’t be last is where I’m at now. That would be fine.
I’m also going to start packing today. Packing is what brings it all home, right? It’s happening – it’s really, really happening! So, Wildflower peeps – don’t forget to pack sunscreen!