110 Days until the MarathonToday's weather: 84º
Today's humidity: 68%
My brother called me up this morning and asked if I would be able to have brunch with my folks since they were both off today. My opportunist side took over and I agreed, and left for Chinatown after packing a change of running clothes. The thought of running the Brooklyn Bridge again made me happy. Of course, once I got there, I realized exactly how long it's been that I've actually practiced on those century-old inclines. Let's put it this way: I'm 20lbs heavier and 2 years older, and boy did I feel it.
Tack on the humidity, this run was a struggle even at almost 2.5 miles. Sad I know. I'm telling you, I'd be really bummed if the marathon is like this. People say you have to acclimated but even after a few decades here, it's still a challenge.
My brother the disabled veteran who've had knee surgery (on both knees, no less), was still able to finish before me. I felt overheated again and nauseous so I shuffled/walk in a couple stretches. I'm sure more than one person wondered why the hell I'd run in such weather. After the first incline I started wondering that myself. But alas, it was a rather short distance so the suffering was limited. And I'm happy I toughed it out.
Tomorrow is a cross training day and I intend to tackle the hills of Prospect Park on my brand new bike! Just hope the humidity isn't going to be high.