Saturday, June 20, 2009

*^%##@ Humidity

Linear Trail: Temperature 78 degrees and HUMID! Splits 8:41; 8:54; 9:17; 9:12; 9:30; :47; 46:21 total for 5.1 miles; 9:06 per mile pace.

Yesterday's goal was to run my 5 miles at an 8:40 per mile pace. I gave up that idea after the first mile. Dumbass me didn't wear my "tool" belt, so I had no liquid nourishment available. Honestly, I was so excited that the school year was over, and that I had a party to attend at a co-worker's house that I had absolutely no common sense. All I knew was that I was not going to be in any shape to run today, so I had to get my run in yesterday. My theory proved to be correct. It's just as humid today, and drinking (I think) 9 beers yesterday would have made today's run nearly impossible. Yeah I know, way to train for the NY City Marathon Rick! Week 7 of 26 weeks of training is complete. I can't be happier at how well it's going. I have a "short" run of 8 miles scheduled for tomorrow (Thank-you Jeff Galloway training schedule), and a half marathon a week from tomorrow. I'm going to do the run-walk-run for the half marathon, with a goal of 2 hours or less. It will be a good test to see how run-walk-run works in actuality (Is that a word?!). Fundraising for Team Autism Speaks is progressing. I have about $550 raised so far. Since I have about a week and a half off before I start working summer school, I'm going to be setting up some fundraisers. Anyone have any ideas?!

3 comments:

lindsay said...

wow $550 is excellent already! :) keep it up. the humidity is a big drag - it beat me up and then dragged me along for the last 3 miles of my 14 miler today. i lost big time.

hmm good luck coming up with ideas. all i can think of right now is a bake sale. i think i have sweets on the mind (i know, a shocker)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

the humidity seems to be affecting a lot of people... i don't think i've noticed it much though lately since i haven't been running in it. it'll kill me once i get the ok to finally start again i think.

Anais said...

I so have to get myself a tool belt, because without it I'm very hesitant to run over 5 miles (because of the hot weather and all).