Long weekend, short races

What's up, team? Are you, too, having the worst ... Monday ... ever? With July 4 on a Thursday this year, many New Yorkers took the opportunity to escape the city for an extended period of time. Hoping for cooler climes in the mountains and by the shore, they found the mercury pushing triple digits everywhere. Not a great way to ease into marathon training - or for running a "four on the Fourth"!

All weekend I kept getting jealous of what I had heard about Wednesday night's Speed Series. A downpour kept things cool for the 192 finishers (amazing) - and powered our very own Lynda Mules to victory on the women's side! Congrats, Lynda!

How did you beat the heat this weekend? Did you run the NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K or 10K? Did you turn a community July 4th race into an "easy run" after flaming out after 2 miles? Sound off in the comments!

Keith Williams