What time are you running? I'll be on the course from about 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. so I'm expecting to be passed by some relay friends.
If all goes to plan I will depart right about the time you plan to arrive - 2:15 ish I think was on the table provided by mark. But that doesn't allow for blistering performances or blow ups vs. runner predicted times. I'll be there from noon-1 ish on.
Good luck. It's going to be H O T.
Thanks, heat is not my favourite! I don't have any aspirations other than to do a supported long run 4 weeks before my goal race, so I can take my time and keep my HR down. But maybe I should have the goal of finishing before you start! Good luck to you too.
Suddenly that bleary-eyed early but cool AM shift ain't lookin' too bad now...
Just remember Hansel rule #1, it doesn't matter about your time as long as you don't walk that last hill into the transition.
Speaking of heat, that lends itself into Hansel's #2 rule, suns out guns out. Anything less than a bare chested freshly shorn Scotty will be a disappointment to all the throngs of spectating lonely ladies.
Nah, I'd still prefer the heat to the morning. It's harder for sure but someone's got to do it.
I did practice running up the hill and haven't walked it since a couple relays ago.
My shirt will stay on but I have five bucks that says Scott won't even have one on for the drive to ancaster.
Did Hansel learn the "my shirt is chafing me" policy from AVK?
Are you feeling any differently about mornings now? I know I sure am! Great to see you.
Well, not really.
for a team race event on a day like that it makes sense to put your weakest members on the early shift where they can do the least damage. so in hindsight that's where I should have been although I totally put my hand up for whatever time of day no one else wanted/ afternoon and would have moaned endlessly about a 6 or 7:30 am start. Early starts are hot commodities amongst the group. Old guys, people with stuff to do, people who want optimal conditions or who are all of the above are all over those slots. So my thinking is usually just to stay out of it and pick up the dregs. It hasn't mattered till this year. And boy, did it ever matter this year!
You drew one of the shortest straws. Like Harps, I started thinking about cardiac consequences because it was the first real heat and humidity of the year, and those conditions would have been tough even if we *were* acclimated. I had to adjust a shoelace once and when I stood up, I realized that I was on the brink of heat-induced dizziness. At least you felt better at the finish than the winner of the Ottawa 10K.