The only way right now to get heat training in the coastal hills of The O.C. is to run in the afternoon. So I hit the dirt at Aliso/Wood Canyons at 3:30 PM today, Sunday. And it was HOT.
But it was HOT! There were lots of runners in these hills. Streams of bikers flew down hills. Hikers hiked these hills clothed from head to toe in this weather – lots of them using hiking sticks. The hills were alive with people, something I rarely see on my morning runs.
Though it was hot, I caught a breeze here and there. And not only that, I could bare the heat! Sure, this wasn’t Texas heat. But it was still HOT, and I was not miserable. I enjoyed my run. My body temperature never increased more than a half degree. I don’t want to speak too soon, but I do believe I’m getting my hill training back, and I am getting there with the heat training. Wonderful.
I needed something a little different running back to the car. A good 90% of the time I run this park, I run down Cholla. Today, I decided to run down Lynx Trail, a much neglected trail by myself. It was rocky, it was hot with very little shade, and it was lovely.
6.34 miles run today (10.20 km)