It was a warm day today, with temperatures in the low 90ºs, higher humidity, and at times, a blazing sun. The runners survived another day of high-mileage and lowered expectations. Heat is a huge adversary to a multiday runner. The consequences of heat exposure and exhaustion are dire if not deadly, so going a little slower and taking all sorts of liquids, salt, as well as potassium and magnesium are essential. The runners did well today to protect themselves from over-exertion, as well as getting overseer experience from a doctor, a certified nurse and one of the best chiropractors in our city- as well as a lot of ice cream! Only three made it past sixty miles today. Kaneenika Janakova did well enough today to lead the Day with 61.46 miles. She passed the halfway mark for the third time in her running career as well. Nirbhasa Magee is still doing well and is literally a day and a half ahead of his pace from 2015. One more day of high heat and humidity will give way to a day of showers and finally, more breathable air, as the summer continues. Stay cool, friends.
Kaneenika Janakova- 1550 miles-24 days+11:01:20; 2500 km-24+11:52:19
Sergey Kuzmin- 1400 miles-24+10:42;23
Ananda-Lahari Zuscin-2000km- 24+05:17:00