After my failed Boston qualifying attempt last weekend I decided to run the Eugene Marathon in Oregon on July 27th. This gives me eight more weeks of training through the hottest period in Lake Havasu City, AZ. It never cools below 90° which means it’s warm even when starting at 5am. My hope is that this makes me even stronger to tackle the challenge and Boston Qualify in Eugene. I’m most excited about this venue as it ends in Hayward Field – where Steve Prefontain and Alberto Salazar have run. So much running history in Track Town USA! Stay tuned as I write about my daily and/or weekly challenges and successes training through the heat during the next couple months.

Have you ever trained through 90+ degree weather for a marathon or other event? I would love to read your stories in the comments below.