They say there are two seasons where I live: Winter and Construction. Winter brings snow and minus forty wind-chills (sadly minus forty is the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit). Construction season brings rain and/or 40ºC (104ºF) temperatures. And mosquitos, don't forget the mosquitos!
Today there was actually a heat advisory due to the temperature and humidity (along with a very short lived tornado warning). How is one to run outdoors in these conditions? I have two weeks before Color Me Rad and I need to be able to run outside for longer than five minutes. I don't want to run on the treadmill because I can already run 5k on the treadmill. I want to run on the pavement to get ready.
Then the solution came to me. An indoor track! So I found one at a recreation centre that is not too far away. They charge for admission by day and you don't have to be a member. Perfect! Plus it has a pool so I was able to take my daughter and her friend and they went swimming while I went for a run. After my run I quickly showered then went into the pool for a short while. I am actually looking forward to going there again sometime! 12 laps equal one mile so I was able to better measure my distance. I did two 3/4 mile runs (jogs) in place of the two eight-minute runs (jogs) as per the Couch to 5k app. And it was great!