Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hot Half-Marathon

This past weekend the family all went to Sunriver and participated in the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival.

We all signed up for events. My hubby and son and friend did the Tour de Crest, marathon bike challenge. My daughter and her girlfriend did the 5k, my sis, niece and another friend did the 10k. And I ran a half marathon. It was a HOT weekend.

My run was really hard because of the heat. It wasn't bad for the first six miles but by the eighth mile I was struggling.

I stopped at the "hydration stations" or what normal people call "water stops" and drank one cup of water and poured one over my head. But still my calf started cramping (I was probably getting dehydrated) and had to shake it out and stretch it, but then I was able to finish.

So, I learned something from this experience. . . I need to run in the heat, train in different temperatures. Maybe if I didn't just run early in the morning when it's cold, I would have done better.


2 comments:

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Just remember, while you were out there running 13.1 miles, a lot of people were home on the sofa. Nice job, you!

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks Jen...I did feel a little down until I thought Hey, I finished a half-marathon!