The Race for the Taste run is approaching fast (Oct. 11) and I am still stuck at the 3 mile mark. I know what the problem is: it's too damn miserable to run. I think I have the ability to run more than 3 miles after all this time, but the hot, sweaty temps are holding me back. I am just miserable when I'm out there. At least I know Orlando is a little bit cooler than here and it will be early Oct. so hopefully the temps will be cooler, too.
I'm thinking I need to spend a couple days a week running on the dreaded treadmill. I know this isn't the best choice since it always feels like a run takes twice as long, but I really want to have the confidence of knowing that I can at least make the mileage without my legs giving out at mile 5 or so. Or finishing last. So, I think I'll try out the treadmill on Saturday and see how it goes. If I bring a book to read, the time should go faster.
As for today, I got my obligatory 3.1 miles in and I feel pretty good. Now it's time to relax.