The building I’m teaching at here in Austin must be kept somewhere around 60 degrees. I’ve been wandering around with a sleeping bag over my shoulders because I didn’t pack any warm clothes. I’m sure many of you are accustomed to these crazy thermostat settings in Texas buildings in the summertime, but I’d forgotten. We have an ancient air conditioning unit in our home that I don’t like to ask too much of. It’s cooler inside our house than outside, but it’s not cool. No sleeping bag shawls necessary if you come to visit. It’s not all that bad here, of course. When the uncontrollable shivering of moderate hypothermia sets in, I just step outside into the 95 degree, 100% humidity air. Takes about 7 seconds to warm up. All this is to say that I have been one sweaty mess on runs here. I’m planning to run 60k this Saturday at Inks Lake, foot willing. We’ll see if I evaporate or melt first.
Some race reports