A 10 Mile Run in 25C Conditions And A Run Through Las Vegas In November, Anyone?
It is Angry Jogger here and I am unhappy to report that I am dying from the heat.
Remember how I was moaning about the heatwave and how it was impacting my already shitty ability to run?
Well the heat’s been stepped up a notch in recent days. It’s 9pm here and still 21C.
I am fucking melting.
I ran 10 miles earlier in 25C heat and although it was a great run, it’s taken quite a lot out of me. I’ve never ran in this type of heat before. I live just outside Belfast and 18C is hot for us.
We don’t have air conditioning here. We just grin and bear it until it fucks off.
Fortunately the weather forecast for tomorrow is to drop to a more manageable 18C.
But nonetheless I haven’t been coping well. My dinner tonight was most of a tub of Mullins Honeycomb Ice Cream. It was superb.
But now it’s gone and I need a holiday.
I always run better when I have a holiday to work towards. At the moment I have nothing and that’s unusual for me.
I’ve had 2 main ideas for a vacation.
- I wanted to run the Amsterdam Marathon as part of a break but it’s far too expensive to stay there for the marathon.
- I wanted to run the Munich Marathon but flying there costs £300 and it’s another £70 a night for a hotel in the centre.
Now I have a third plan
Viva, Las Vegas!
This is the worst idea I’ve ever had but it somehow seems right.
I’m planning on running the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon on November 17th as part of a 10 day holiday.
The race has some truly awful reviews after the 2011 fiasco when half marathoners collided with marathoners at the half way point, causing a complete shit storm.
At the same time there’s some perverse joy in the idea of me battling my way down S Las Vegas Boulevard before going and getting drunk in a casino in Fremont St after the race.
I haven’t booked anything but I’ve been checking hotels and flights and I can go out there on BA for 10 days in the Mirage for a good deal less than £1,000.
I’m gonna wait until the end of the month before confirming it. If I can’t think of anything else better to do, then I’ll go for it.