MN has been experiencing a bit of a heat wave. During the past seven days the temperature has hit the 90's which, isn't so bad in itself, but when the dewpoints are in the 60 and 70's, temps in the 90 F's, it's freakin' hot.
Troy had a baseball tournament all weekend. 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. Those poor boys! No one complained, no one suffered from heat stress or injury due to the heat, but man, they were wilted. His team ended up losing only 1 game, not too bad! I and Steve were able to find some shade for most of the games. Thank god.
We spent yesterday afternoon inside of the Metrodome watching the Twins win the Indians, again. Good baseball all around.
Needless to say, I've been getting in some good heat training. I have the Voyaguer 50 mile race in two weeks; (http://voyageurtrailrun.com)from Carlton, MN to Duluth and back. There is a section of Powerlines we run through which get very very warm. One year a thermometer was placed strategically on one of the posts and read 115F-sure it had the sun beating on it, but still, it was warm. I'm hoping the heat wave breaks before the race.
Today I pulled the sled on the trail for 7.5 miles very early. I wanted Topaz to get out with me, so we ran at 5 AM-it was already 80F but the ponds were full and he was fine.
A little later Tyler's guitar teacher called to reschedule lessons from tomorrow to today. Well, that left me 1.5 hours to do what? RUN of course! I dropped off Ty, grabbed two hand helds and my iPod and ran another 12 miles on the hot asphalt around the lake in town, at 93F. More than once I made believe that I was training for the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon! Never say never, right?