I ran a local DC Roadrunners Club 5K race tonight. In 99*F temperatures, it was a slow one! Plus it went up and over that bigass hill TWICE on the W&OD Trail near mile marker 5 that always kills me even on the bike. So it was my slowest 5K in a long time: 34:52 at the finish line for an average pace of 11:14 minutes per mile. Heat will do that to a person! But I finished without heat stroke or collapse -- until *after* the finish line, at least.
I had Double Stuf Neapolitan Flavor Oreos for post-race food and Oh. My. God. They nearly made me hurl. Thanks, race committee, for the reminder of why Americans (like me) have an obesity problem!