Monday, June 27, 2016
Pace: 9:47 min/mi
Comments: Whoof. This one was rough.
I started off a bit achy and in conditions best describe as "sauna-esque." I warmed up well enough on the first mile and had a nice little stretch early in the second mile where I was feeling pretty strong.
After that it was nightmarish.
It was the usual culprits; heat, humidity and lack of conditioning. When the sun came out on mile three I was basically in a battle to finish without walking. Which I accomplished. So there's that.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Pace: 10:08 min/mi
Comments: This run went a hell of a lot better than I would expect following a weeklong layoff. That doesn't mean this run was very much fun.
The mornings are officially torpid and I made a rather large mistake waiting to get out until after the sun was up. With temps in the 80s the only blessing was the humidity was just at 'brutal' rather than 'hellish."
So, yes, I was slow but my last two miles were exactly the same pace so consistency is nice. Moreover, I didn't really get that walk-it-in impulse which is a very good sign.