26 Aug '16, 11pm

Run Journal - Summer Running a Blast — and Won a Bat: By Tracy Green When you live in this part of the coun...

Run Journal - Summer Running a Blast — and Won a Bat: By Tracy Green When you live in this part of the coun...

When you live in this part of the country (Louisville, Kentucky), summer is for short racing because it’s generally too miserable for much else. This summer, I squeezed in three races in less than six weeks while building my marathon base for Monumental in November. Multiple times I thought, “Why on earth did I think this was a good idea?" Exhibit A: “Holy Heart Rate: The Viking Dash 5k." I came across this late-June weeknight race and thought it would be a fun alternative to Thursday’s normal speedwork session, but give me a way to mix things up. The race entry was inexpensive, it benefited a church’s programs and it was really conveniently located. I taught Pilates Strength first — in my race kit — then headed to the race. Weather conditions at the start were about 98* with 18 mph winds and 28 mph gusts. For a hot, weeknight, Catholic church picnic race, there was a fast...

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