I'm already looking for a possible redemption race. There's a half marathon at Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts on July 21, right around the time the kids and I are supposed to visit The Nun. It fits in perfectly with my training schedule. That is one of the few Sundays when I am scheduled to run that distance. Could it work? There are some hills at the beginning and end, but they're no worse than what's in Manhasset. I contacted the race director who happens to reply almost immediately. The main issue is the start time: 9:00am! Wasn't this a problem just two days ago? And now we're talking the end of July. The director said 2/3 of the race is "in the reservoirs" so the heat won't be so bad. I'm not quite sure what that means. Are we swimming? Am I just asking for trouble?
What would you do?