My husband ran with me and took pictures. On the right, I'm wearing my Skirt Sports Adventure Girl Skirt with lots of pockets - 5 of them! In my last marathon, it held my phone (5 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3/8"), 6 Gu gels and 1 package of Clif Bloks. (Here's my previous post about my skirt.)
Because it's hot, I'm focusing more on effort instead of trying to hit a target pace. Today I ran 9 miles. After 2 warm-up miles with my Weimaraner, I took her home and got my running drink: 1 part orange juice and 2 parts water. It tasted good - my first time to try that.
Back outside, I sped up for 4 miles. The first mile was an experiment: how much can I push myself knowing I want to put out some harder effort for 4 full miles? When I saw the faster pace that I could run for one mile, I tried to keep that pace for 3 more miles. Except for one slower mile, I succeeded. I finished with 3 easy-effort miles. For more info: Coach Caleb: How to Deal with Heat and Humidity.