Despite all the worry and precautions for tomorrow’s steamy race, I was relatively calm about it. After all, it IS June. But now I AM worried, thanks to the air quality alert they just released.
“Ground level ozone levels are expected to be unhealthy for those who are sensitive: anyone with upper respiratory issues, asthma, the young, and the elderly.”
Their advice: if you have to be outdoors, don’t overexert yourself.
This is the very kind of weather that causes tightness in my chest and breathing problems…and that’s when I’m not already battling a cold and cough.
Again, if you don’t hear from me post-race, please send someone to check on me.