Triathlete God Tom (soon to be running Grandma's Marathon) mentioned on this blog a few days ago that running 20 miles in the afternoon heat was not the best idea. Let's translate that to my situation. Running my first "long" run of the marathon training program—a paltry 8 miles—at 3pm was not the best idea. 79 degrees with moderately high humidity.
I could have run this morning at the cabin, but with muddy roads and mosquito-filled air, hot guys around Lake Calhoun seemed a better option. In that, I was not disappointed. But I probably won't stop sweating before midnight.