Location: South Mountain Park/Desert Classic Trail 112 degrees
Finish Time: 5:35PM
Monthly Total: 8.3 Miles
Yearly Total: 535.10 Miles
Yearly Duration: 93.20 Hours
So today I made the mistake of thinking that I could run 8 miles at South Mountain with only a 20oz bottle of Gatorade. I should probably be taken to an institution right? Correct. What was I thinking considering I had not run in the heat in quite some time let alone up the jagged trails of South Mountain. So throwing in the fact that it was 112 degrees is just an afterthought. So I made it just under five miles before I realized that not only was I completely out of water but I also was extremely dehydrated and tired, and there was no shelter from the 112 heat. I decided to head back to the truck and hit up the mountain another time which was a good thing considering I could barely run more than 2 minutes at a time on the trails coming back without stopping for a breather. It was brutal, and it is just another testament to the Arizona elements which are always in play.