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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Early run on an early Father's Day

Obligatory selfie at the business park
Today's run (street): 4.2 miles

Although Father's Day is officially on Sunday, we always celebrate it on Saturday. That gives my family an entire day to spoil me without the specter of the workweek starting the next day. On top of that, my son is still studying for Regents and finals that he'll finish on Tuesday so Sunday will be a big review day. So today is Father's Day (observed).

We had lots to do before lunch and I thought I would miss out on a chance to run in the morning. Like yesterday, I got out early and managed to get my miles in by 7:30. I'm planning to run with my buddies tomorrow morning and I'm targeting about 6 miles for that. I decided to cover less distance on today's run to ensure that I stayed on schedule.

I got my GPS signal and went directly over to the business park to run a few loops. Although the elevation loss and gain is the same in either direction, I prefer to run this route clockwise. That allows me to get most of the gain out of the way in the first third of the loop. I did two full and one partial circle before turning back for home.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm still struggling to generate speed. The perceived effort I'm putting in feels higher than the numbers I'm producing. Today's weather was as good as I could ask -- 70°, moderate wind and relatively low humidity, so I would have expected a little better performance.

We had a nice lunch in Huntington this afternoon and more Father's Day things will happen tonight. I'm looking forward to seeing the Runsketeers in the morning, although I may be seeing them through sheets of rain.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, fantastic running weather, even when I got poured on during the last mile! It only prepared me for our group run. Nice selfie! Is that inside the business park? Is it the same business park where the GLIRC hq is located?

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    1. No dear. GLIRC HQ is in Plainview. I don't live in Plainview. I know you wish I did, but no. This park is in Woodbury, about a five minute run from my house.

      RE: tomorrow - are we running on the bike path adjacent to Cedar? I wasn't sure if that was the plan or whether we were going to run the route we followed during December's 5K.

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