Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 38:15
Pace: 9:33 min/mi

Comments: Finally the weather has gotten back to where it's actually enjoyable to go run. Temperatures are in the 60s again and the humidity isn't completely stifling. That's a real delight out on the pavement.

So I waited a little longer before heading out since the sunshine wasn't my most hated foe anymore. Of course my pace was significantly better than any of the other recent runs but that's as much the expected improvement in conditioning as much as the climatological change.

Tomorrow looks like it could be just as nice so the plan is to take advantage of it as well.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 39:42
Pace: 9:55 min/mi

Comments: The restart of the running regimen had the expected effect, namely soreness. None of it appears to be unusual, just my muscles getting used to working out once again. I've also had the usual tiredness with weird effects to my sleep pattern. Sleep like a log but wake up at weird times.

So the former had me ready to call this a second off-day in order to recover but the latter conspired to get me out the door anyway. The run, instead of the disaster I was expecting, turned out alright, actually. Maybe running in pitch dark again is the key. In any case, I didn't really go any faster but I didn't feel a complete wreck the whole way either.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 41:04
Pace: 10:15 min/mi

Comments: This went about as I expected. Slow and unpleasant. I was somewhat achy most of yesterday and this one became a slog well before the midpoint. There was no real reason not to finish the full four miles so I just fought my way through it.

Even though temperatures are pretty close to ideal, my conditioning is making these workouts feel like mid-summer nightmare runs. I hope I can bounce back quick enough to take advantage of the weather before it turns nasty again.

Still, wanted two days in a row and I got it. Baby steps.