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A Hurricane, New Sneakers and Post-Race Running

Posted Aug 31 2011 10:21am
I did what I thought would be my last triathlon of 2011 on Aug. 21, but it looks like that may change. This tri was challenging, hilly and hot. HOT has been a theme in my races this year. So I think I’ll go back and try this one again in October. I owe you a race report and you’ll get that soon. After this race, I spent a week, doing, well, nothing. I went for one walk. That was hot too. And humid. Hurricane Irene blew through Long Island on Sunday, and even if she was a tropical storm by the time she got here, she did her damage. We fared well by my house (lost a small tree and lots of branches), but others on LI and the other areas in her path had a tougher time. I’m just grateful it wasn’t worse than it was. Behind Irene, her torrential rains and winds, came a welcome breath of fresh air. No humidity, lower temperatures, sunny skies. Fall. It’s not quite fall yet by the calendar, but the crisp morning air is definitely leaning that way. Perfect running weather. I had a tough run in the “hot and hilly” [...]
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