I tried to run thirteen miles last Friday, but the heat was too much for me. That's okay - today I ran fourteen miles (9:56/mi. ave. pace)!
It only got up to a feels-like temperature of 86* today which made the run easier. I changed what I ate and drank today. I drank Gatorade every two miles except at miles 4 and 8 when I had water and gels. I always had extra water with me, just in case. My pace started to slow a few times and I wondered if the heat was getting to me and if I needed to stop, but since I was able to pick up the pace again, I knew I was okay. I learned some lessons after last week's long run!
Pre-run: English muffin w/ PB & honey
Post-run: peach smoothie and an ice bath while reading an interesting essay about America, history and politics, of all things!