I had major issues during the run with contacts and basically exhaustion, I have had issues with my contacts before always at the start of the run, my thinking is it must something in the air, after that issue my legs seemed dead and my energy was non existent. Not sure why maybe it was the heat and what I didn't eat or drink, some days just aren't what they should be.
Based on yesterdays run, the 50k tomorrow might be more interesting than expected. I never did get back into Dr. K so my left ankle and right achilles might be bothersome. I just need to remind myself during the race that my plan is just to finish it without additional injuries. I know I will be at the back of the pack and I intend to run a smart albeit slow race, I will see how the Garmin works, listen to some podcasts and just enjoy the day and who knows maybe I will even chat with a few fellow runners. Just to get myself focused here is my reminder of why I love running at Afton,
I had the privilege of hosting Episode 36 of the RunnersRoundTable on Wednesday it went ok but I am not sure I am cut out to be a podcaster or an interviewer. My co-hosts were Colin (Resurrected Runner), Ari (RunAnskyRun) and Erin (Elements of Erin and Tri N Reality) and we were joined at the last minute by Chris (RunRunLive). The show was on running shoes and we interviewed Charlie (Running with Coffee) from Fleet Feet Shoes in Chicago. Everyone did a great job, so thank you all it was fun to do. If you have an interest, take a listen.
Last, here are the final forecasts for Afton from accuweather:
Saturday, Jul 4
High: 77 °F RealFeel®: 81 °F
Times of clouds and sun
and from Weather.com
Hourly Forecast more details