Saturday, August 27, 2011

102 in the 110+ Sun

After an absurdly late start ... today turned out to be a cycling feat.

So I think it was about 110 and windy by 11:30. I was on mile 70 of my impromptu century (102 miles to be exact). I sent a text to Carrie with a status update. Water stop number one was complete. I also ate a Snickers bar because it was the only thing that sounded appealing.

After that ... it got hot. I've been home for 3 hours now and the Phoenix listing on weather.com STILL says this:

Dangerous heat index. Outdoor exposure should be limited.


110°F


Feels Like: 108°     

Then the wind got really annoying. In a section where I normal go 28 to 30 mph I was only getting 24. The headwind was fairly strong.

I stopped once more to refill the water bottles and sent another status text.

I DID need to get the mileage but I do not think I will try and pull this stunt again any time soon. The good news is that I made it home ... I only feel mildly sick and I did get the mileage. My legs felt fine. My neck was a little sore because that is the first 100 miler I have done since July.

Tomorrow we are hiking the Go John Trail - at 5:30 am and then we will head up to Bartlett Lake for some distance swimming.

Until later





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