So we completed yet another trip around the sun – Happy New Year! And now we’re one week away from race 1 of 4 of the Disney Dopey Challenge. I can’t believe that after months and months of pounding the pavement, that it’s almost time to race!
My Hal Higdon training plan has me all up in the taper. Today is a 3 mile run + weights. Friday is a rest day. Saturday’s long run is just 8 miles. A far cry from the 38 mile weekend just recently.
I’ve never been this guy, but I must admit I’ve been checking the weather in Florida. Right now it’s hawt and humid. Not good for racing. I really hope it cools down some.
Last year it was pretty miserable for the Marathon Weekend. Like 90 degrees with like 90% humidity and 100% sun. It felt like I was running through oatmeal. And not the weak instant kind, but rather the full on steel cut Irish oats!
In North Texas, it’s fairly cold right now. Like in the 20’s this morning. In preparation for the warmer weather, I’ve been saving my runs for the afternoon, and I’ve been over-dressing. Not ideal, but not much else I can do.
That said, I am an eternal optimist, so I’m still counting on a cold front hitting Orlando next week. I know it can happen!
How bout you? What’s your ideal race temperature? What’s your warm weather race strategy?