Thursday, June 21, 2012
95% Humidity Feels Like Water
Today's Workout ...
Course: Summit Fair Out & Back - Lees Summit, MO
Total Time: 1:38:27
Avg Pace: 7:34 Overall, 7:16 Middle 10 Miles
Avg HR: 153
Workout: Marathon Pace Run
Elevation Gain: 429 ft
Calories Burned: 1,848
Temp: 67 Degrees, Humidity 95%, Wind 5SW
GREAT WORKOUT!!! Well, not "super-great" splits, but considering we had 95% humidity this morning, I felt pretty good about it overall. It's really weird ... you would think 95% would feel really dry & comfortable and make it easy to breath, but strangely, it's almost like being under water and it's almost impossible to take full breaths??? Two things were really positive about this workout ...
1. I started getting into "marathon pace" at mile 3 instead of mile 5 or 6. I've been working on reducing my "warm-up" miles and settling into my pace earlier in a run. So this was better.
2. I averaged 7:16 for the middle 10 miles of the run for a solid "marathon pace" type of run. "Marathon Pace" will hopefully go down over the course of the summer, but this is where I'm at right now. Here are the splits.
1)9:27 2)8:09 (2 Mile Warm Up)
3)7:46 4)7:40 5)7:12 6)7:19 7)7:20 8)7:29 9)7:22 10)7:04 11)7:05 12)7:28
13)8:05 (1 Mile Cool Down)
I'm in sales for a medium-sized company, but I'm based out of Kansas City where there are only 3 of us - my boss, me, and our guy who runs our KC Branch. When our guy who runs our KC Branch is on vacation, I have to cover the warehouse, phones, paper work, etc ... plus try to do my job. It's kinda stressful, but it only happens 3 or 4 times a year so it's no big deal. But if I wanna run, I've gotta get out of bed at 3:30AM to get my complete workout in. So this week has been a week of double workouts, all while getting up at 3:30. I'm pretty tired. But this morning was the last morning of this schedule ... and I did manage to get all my workouts in and complete 69 miles so far. Hopefully Saturday's 21 mile run will put me at 90 for the week! So all in all it was a great week - something I can really build on. Hope your running's going well.
... be great today!