Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 42:28
Pace: 10:37 min/mi

Comments: Harvey got me. The temperature this morning was fine, the humidity was not. I knew walking out to start this run that it was going to suck. And so it came to pass.

I was miserable from the very first step but kept myself resigned to do it. At about 2.5 miles the urge to walk it in was almost overpowering. Somehow I was able to get through that and struggle the rest of the four miles. Forget pace, finishing was the victory today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 43:22
Pace: 10:50 min/mi

Comments: It's been quite some time since I last took a run and I felt it pretty much every step of the way this morning. I knew it would be a long unpleasant slog with the requisite heat and humidity to make it truely miserable. As a result, I figured I might as well go for the full four miles.

To be honest, it went about as well as I could have expected. I kept a reasonably constant pace and I didn't have that overwhelming urge to stop and walk it in. The pace was pretty much right what I predicted and probably could have been a bit faster if I pushed it. But pushing it was not the best idea on the first run back.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:04
Pace: 9:16 min/mi

Comments: Good intentions weren't enough to get my runs in over the weekend. Work had a hand in it as well. But I wanted to get this week started off right. The conditions are pretty much the same sweltering mess every day so there's really no excuse once I get the routine started.

This one felt pretty good, actually. I felt pretty good heading out and got into a nice groove pretty quickly. Over the last half mile I tried picking up the pace a little bit. Not enough to strain or anything. Just want to get the feel of it.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:06
Pace: 9:32 min/mi

Comments: Slept well. Woke early. Actually felt sort of motivated. Got out the door and got the run in with no problems. I even took my new camera along to try out "on the run" so to speak.

This probably would have been faster without taking a few photos on the way but the main thing was the lack of soreness and, surprisingly, sluggishness. It was slightly cooler today, which helped, but no respite from the humidity.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:08
Pace: 9:34 min/mi

Comments: I probably should have done this yesterday when it was a mite cooler but there's no getting around the humidity right now. I was motivated to do four miles until I stepped foot out the door. Let's just say the air is "close" today. Overall, not a bad run though. It was slow an unpleasant but never unbearable. I can even live with the pace.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:47
Pace: 9:23 min/mi

Comments: I didn't get a run in this morning and I know I have to start applying myself and getting out the damned door. So, since it's noticeably cooler today  I decided to get it done over lunch break. It was still very warm, very humid and the sun was out. I was pretty sluggish and drentched in sweat by the end. Still, got it done.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 42.44
Pace:  10:41 min/mi

Comments: It was very warm and very humid this morning. I haven't run four miles in three weeks and wasn't all that consistent prior to that. So, yeah, this one was not particularly pleasant. I did what I could to make it bearable by getting out the door before the sun got going. The clouds helped a little with that.

But I started with a plodding gait that smoothed out some but never approached elegant. I just slogged through it and tried to keep my mind off of how I felt and how far I had left to go. The victory today was not giving in to the urge to stop and walk it back in.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 19:09
Pace: 9:35 min/mi

Comments: First back-to-back effort in quite awhile. I was as slow at the start as I expected but less soreness than I was afraid of. The heat and humidity were in full force so this never got particularly elegant. Short steps and slog it through to the end. I was honestly surprised to come in close to the 19 minute mark.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:52
Pace: 9:26 min/mi

Comments: I really should have taken advantage of the weekend mornings to run since it was cool and pleasant. Today was overwarm and brutally humid. And it's very likely that's going to be the case for the foreseeable future. Still, I got out the door and got the run in.

With the adverse conditions, I didn't even try for the four miles. The two proved quite enough. There was nothing fancy about this effort but it wasn't the completely godawful experience I thought it might be. As usual, I hope to stick to the routine this week.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Fitness Run

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 18:29
Pace: 9:15 min/mi

Comments: Not much to speak of regarding this effort other than I got it done. Every effort at building a routine over the past six months has failed miserably so just getting another run in is a victory of sorts, right? Anyhow. I stuck with the two miles and felt pretty good the whole way.