I take training seriously. I like training for both the enjoyment of running events and for the mental and health benefits of staying active. I put in events for fun and for a good workout. Sometimes to get in that event (a 5k in this instance), i need to rearrange my schedule so i can still get in quality workouts.
That happened this week. I wanted to race a 5k. It would've been a good workout and given me a good indicator of where i am right now. I ran my long run mid-week in preparation for this.
And? Race morning, my temp was 101.7 degrees. Sick! Yes, best laid plans. I stayed on the couch most of the day. Walking up the half flight of stairs from the basement was enough of a workout for me!