Happy birthday, Cancer runners and to our own Coriander! Summer is upon us and the temperature is rising. This is a good thing for Shalane Flanagan, a notable Cancer runner, who is gearing up for a hot marathon in Rio in August and needs to do some serious heat adaptation.
The heat in February at the Trials was too much for another Cancer, Kara Goucher, whose disappointing fourth place finish put her Olympic dream just out of reach. She responded in true emotional Cancer style, of course, as did Shalane, who clung to her teammate Amy Cragg and thanked “Sweet Baby Jesus” for their friendship afterward.
But that is all history now, so let’s focus on the positives of summer-running that Cancers in particular look forward to: beach runs, trails, and post-run lemonades to bring down internal temperatures and to celebrate a solid, hard effort!
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