Hey homies, hows it hangin?
Today's blog is brought to you by the letter H
Hail: My day started early when I was awoken at 4AM by hail and horizontal rain. Went back to sleep, alarm went off at 5:20 . I turned it off, next thing I know, its 6:05 an I need to be on my way out the door in 10 minutes. So I grabbed my stuff with Cathy's help ( What would I do without her sometimes?) and head off for my run.
Hills: The saturday group run course is usually posted by Friday afternoon. When I went to bed at 10:30 last night no new route had been posted. Well I get to the starbucks we meet up at to find out that guess what? We are doing the same hilly run from last week. Ugh.
Hot: It is starting to get hotter and the sun is coming up earlier. I am definitely going to have to start my longer runs earlier. Some of the group is already starting their long runs earlier. Guess I'll be up before 5AM on Saturdays.
Humid: because of the rain, it was super humid. It averaged 84% humidity.
Heart Rate: I am glad that with my new Garmin 301, I can see my HR as I run. I knew I needed to take it easier today because of the hills/heat/humidity so I kept a close watch on my HR as it began to creep up. Any time it crept up over 175 (except when running uphill) I would slow down to keep it in check.
While I wouldnt call my run hellish, horrible, or even horrendous, it definitely wasnt my best. The worst thing is tonight we may have the same nasty weather through tomorrow. Ugh
I did 10 miles in 1:41:00 for an avg pace of 10:06 avg hr 172
M Pace HR
1 8:41 172
2 9:24 173
3 9:42 173
4 10:27 176
5 9:21 176
6 10:18 177
7 10:45 173
8 10:45 173
9 11:16 168
10 10:45 170