Yesterday it was 104 in Portland. I'm glad I'm taking it easy this week. Monday afternoon I drove up to Seattle to meet some friends for dinner and drove back that same evening. That trip, combined with my mileage over the weekend, made for one tired Sarah this week.
I only ran 10 miles during the week and then 9 miles today in Forest Park. I went with my friend Sharon and we did a loop. It was only 75 degrees when we started but it already felt hot. We didn't know the exact mileage when we were running and we were sure we'd done at least 10. But when I added up the mileage it was only 9. It was a good example of how the heat and humidity can really effect your perceived effort. I'm planning a short run in the neighborhood tomorrow and then I'm going to keep taking it easy next week. I want to feel fresh for the 50K and at this point there's no reason to push it.