My buddy Brian likes doing all sorts of athletic events. He does marathons, triathlons plus even goes very white water rafting. He wants me to do a full marathon with him in a few months. I am a big time runner. Everyday after task I go to the gym plus run. Most afternoons I run about 8 miles. On afternoons I am feeling fat or just love running, I can get up to 13 miles. Brian said a marathon would be right up our alley. Before I committed to it, I decided to see if I could do it. I am so thankful that I decided to test it out before agreeing to go with our friend. A marathon is done outside in the elements. I run in a gym plus I thought it would be similar. Nope, the lack of A/C just about killed me. Outdoors the terrain is uneven plus rough. I can’t go barefoot plus have no access to our water. All of that pales in comparison to no cooling. I did not even realize it, however I run on the treadmill that is right under the vent for the undefined system. As I run our butt off I have quality a/c pounding down on me; Due to this, I don’t sweat very much plus I don’t fatigue. Outside I was only able to do about 5 miles before I thought I was going to die. The sizzling sunshine, faint breeze plus no A/C was horrible. I was so sweaty plus sleepy afterwards. My buddy is going to be bummed when I admit that air cooling has made me too soft to run outdoors.