Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 weekday run

 
Today's run (street): 3.1 miles

I've been off the blogging grid for the past two days, and most of today, because I've been consumed with a work project. After taking my usual Monday rest day and Tuesday as another recovery day, I was back on the street this morning. I wasn't psyched to go out at 8:00 AM, as the news was reporting 78 degrees and a dew point of 71.

I tried to set a strong pace but, felt frustrated with my turnover. The good news was, despite the hot and humid conditions, I wasn't tempted to tone down the effort. At around the one mile mark, I recalled that today was September 11. Except for when it fell on the weekend, this was the first time I didn't need to commute into the city on that day. It always made me nervous to be in Penn Station on 9/11.

20 minutes into the run, I was looking forward to finishing up. Still, I kept up the effort and wondered if it would translate into a credible time. My heart rate indicated that I was holding about 80% of MAX, so even if I wasn't moving very fast, I was trying. I ended up averaging 9:14 a mile. Given the weather, that was more than satisfactory. It was good to be back on the road, but I'm really looking forward to the fall weather.

4 comments:

  1. Good run despite the weather! Nice pace!

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    1. Thanks. My luck with humid running ran out yesterday. Brutal!

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  2. Whoever thought up humidity should be flogged.

    I hate it.

    Imagine growing up in New Mexico (where humidity is single digit % almost always) and then moving to DFW, TX. The crazy thing is DFW is dry compared to some parts of TX (Houston, East TX).

    Come on Fall weather.

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    1. Humidity is my kryptonite. NM's single digit humidity sounds good to me. I've been in Dallas in summer and I appreciate what you're saying. Long Island is pretty oppressive between late July and September, although by the end of August it becomes a mix of good and bad days.

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