Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hottest Morning of the Year

Days Since Last Run Below 80°F: 11 It was 77°F Wednesday morning last week.
Days Since Last Run Below 70°F: 45 (May 21, a pretty nice Spring this year)

41¾ miles for the week of June 29th through July 5th

M – 4 miles, average pace 8:27 mpm (125 bpm), 80°F at 4AM [Dow-]
Tu - 4¾ miles, average pace 6:51 mpm (153 bpm), 80°F at 4AM [Dow]
W – 4¼ miles, 6x400/200, average pace 7:27 mpm (150 bpm), 400s in 84, 85, 85, 83, 82, and 81 (first time on the track since June 10th), 89°F at 7PM [B’Wood]
Th – 4 miles, average pace 8:34 mpm, 80°F at 4AM [Dow-]
F - 7 miles, overall average pace 9:04, 93°F at 3PM [SeaC/SSTrail/SeaC]
Sa – 6¾ miles, with a 4 mile race at average pace 6:25, mile splits were 6:11, 6:34, 6:36, and 6:21, 86°F, start at 7:30AM [LJ Firecracker 4]
Su – 11 miles, average pace of 7:50 mpm, the race motivated me to start this run earlier, 85°F from 6:50AM [SeaC/SSTrail-2x2M/SeaC]

I think I drowned my GPS watch Wednesday evening. I can't coax it back to life.
Saturday's race was tough. The morning low for Clute was 85.3°F and that was from 4 to 5AM. The race started early enough, but Clute had 86.2°F from 7 to 8AM. Farther inland, the airport in Angleton had 84°F with a dew point of 78°F during the race at 7:53AM. That's a heat index of 95°F. I knew this was not my day when I ran a 6:34 second mile. OH well, this race motivated me to get off my rear and start my training runs earlier.

Here are couple of pictures from an article for the local paper:

Here's the topside watch of the USS Ohio enjoying 4th of July fireworks in Pearl Harbor:


KG said...

It probably won't make you feel better that it was low 60's and rainy for most of June and the first part of July here in New England. I think we'll be getting a taste of your Texas heat soon enough.

Nuke Runner said...

I looked at the forecast for my old hometown, Shrewsbury Mass: lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s through Monday. That would feel like heaven.