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3 Degrees of Hell, Rainbow Gardens July 8, 2017

We were up at 4 am for this race, while being the 'coolest' (102°f) it is also in full sun.  I have to be honest, I wasn't looking forward to that.  To keep the sun off my skin I used a cooling towel to cover my shoulders and upper back. I probably looked ravishing.

Once again the scenery is gorgeous.  The sun rose as we drove out on very quiet roads, it was so beautiful I forgot how tired I was.

My game plan is to sit in the car's AC as long as possible then stay out of the sun until the race start.  I spot Josue who I met at Jackpot earlier in the year so I had to rush out to say hello.  Josue is just an awesome human.  He works so hard and brings so much passion to running.

There's no selfie with George today because I was sheltering from the sun behind a large truck before the race started.  Sunstroke is a thing people.
The 7 milers head out then we start a few minutes after.  Since we're not uphill right away I manage to run for the first 15 minutes (then …

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