Friday, June 17, 2016
Pace: 10:31 min/mi
Comments: A symphony of discomfort from the very first step.
While I slept well and have eaten well, this felt like there was nothing in the tank the whole way. Not a slog, exactly, more like lacking the energy to complete the thing.
On the upside, as slow as my splits were, they were also consistent. I hit 10:27 min/mi on three miles and just ten seconds slower on the other (the third). If possible I'd like another run tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Pace: 9:47 min/mi
Comments: I've come to the conclusion that Weather Underground's humidity measurements are 100% bullshit. I've done runs they've claimed were 95%-plus humidity that were a breeze and there is no way today's swealter-fest was just 86%. I feel like I just ran four miles in a sauna.
This said, the performance was about as good as I could have hoped given the conditions.
I slowed down almost a full minute between the first mile and the last but, although it was a slog, it wasn't one of those runs I'm just looking for a reason to walk it in. I feel significantly stronger and definitely strong enough to finish these runs. As usual, it'll be awhile before conditioning and stamina catch up.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Pace: 10:07 min/mi
Comments: This was unpleasant and a heap of not-fun.
My asshole neighbors didn't wake me in the middle of the night so I was able to get up and get this one in. Of course it was humid as hell and just warm enough to make me completely miserable.
No speed records today. This was a good old-fashioned slog. I started slow and got slower. Only one lap, the first, was appreciably under the ten-minute mark and the third mile was a full minute slower than that one.
And I got rained on. Delightful.