Today I decided to run on one of my old routes, to the Kroger and Borders in Buckhead. It runs along the last part of the Peachtree 10K route, so I thought it would be a good practice.
I'm finding that I need water as early as 2 miles in. I reached the shopping center around 3 miles and was surprised I didn't drink a lot of water and Powerade.
I bought a big Powerade as a last thought and really did drink almost all of it on the way back.
I felt like my pace was pretty good up the long double/triple hill from the I-75/85 overpass up to 14th Street.
It's still miserable running in the heat but pretty nice knowing that Powerade is at your fingertips. I may start wearing a belt that carries a bottle of something.
Time: 11 a.m.
Temp: 86 degrees
Gear: SST (Ketchikan), shorts, Nike Air Pegasus/D3.