Tuesday, August 7, 2007

99.9% Humidity

D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center

After work I drove to the Davis Center parking lot in Mill Creek Park to meet up with Gombu and Slim for a planned group run that we had previously arranged on the TeamPR Forum. They had met at 5pm and were already on the trail when I got there, so they made sure to tell me ahead of time to start running a counter-clockwise YUT-C loop until I ran into them on the trail. It was hotter then hell today and I could tell that this wasn't going to be the most enjoyable run as soon as I stepped out of my car and started dripping with sweat. Yesterday was pretty humid, but it was even worse today. I felt like I was breathing in water instead of air. But at least I knew that I would have a couple friends to suffer with.

After running for awhile I eventually met up with Gombu and Slim on the trail and was glad to see that 2 other local runners had decided to meet them at the Davis Center at our original 5pm start time. Their names were Bob and Bruce. As we talked they both said that they are interested in doing the YUT-C 50K this September, so I was happy to hear that. Both of them seemed like very nice people and I'm glad that they could join us on our trail run today.

Once we left Bob and Bruce, we then continued on the trail up towards the Wick Recreation Area where there is a large fountain area that you can stand in and get hosed down. As we approached this area, Gombu saw a large muddy area in the grass and decided to lay down and roll all around in the mud, knowing that we would be rinsing off shortly anyways. This made Slim and I laugh. After cooling off we then headed back to the Davis Center, which gave me about 7 miles for the day and marked 4 days of running in a row for me. Hopefully I can continue to pound out the miles this week and into next.

3 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Sounds like a hot one. See ya at the YUT-C 50k.

Rob

Kim said...

LOL. Knowing me, I would have rolled in the mud too.

Brian said...

Yep.. See you there Rob!

Kim, you dirty girl...