Hot! It is a hundred and one freaking degrees out there right now. I walked a total of 2 miles today, for my transit commute and a little side-shopping detour. I’ll do a run later when it cools off, and I’ll report on that in tomorrow’s Juneathon update.
Today Juneathon is not my only motivation to get out for a run in this heat. There are two other very er, cool reasons to go for a run today:
- It’s National Running Day.
- It’s the eve of the 50th anniversary of my childhood hero, Jim Ryun’s breaking the 4-minute mile. You can read his memory of that historic race here. When I was growing up, I lived just a few houses from the stadium where he ran college track and field. He would do his training runs on our streets in town. There was never any question that I would be a runner.