monday, july 04, 2011
Easy RunDistance: 6.0 miles
Comments: When you start training, there are those tough workouts you feel justified in bagging early because you know you aren't in condition. But, after awhile, you know that the excuse dosen't fly anymore. Today was that day for me.
The alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. and unlike the last two days, it was damned hard to get up. I finally got moving and collected enough nerve to check the weather. As intimidating as the 90 degrees was the 60% humidity was even worse. Still, it had to be done.
The run went about like I expected. I was groggy and stiff to start and even though I loosened up pretty well, this one never got above the level of an outright slog. My first mile was at 8:38 pace and each one after that was significantly slower. My last mile ended up at 9:49.
The bottom line, though, is I did it. I need the miles right now and this didn't turn into one of the aborted mission workouts. Which is definitely progress.
Hour: 5:30 a.m.
Weather: party cloudy
Temperature: 90 degrees
Humidity: 60 percent
Wind: 5 mph
Location: Western Canal, Chandler, Arizona
Shoes: New Balance 760
Injury update: A bit achy in the hamstring and calf at one point but it was passing.
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