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Cooler weather means... (Read 1372 times)

    faster runs! Big grin Confession: I felt like I was getting progressively slower even though my miles have been going up up up. Now I realize - DUH! - that it was the heat and humidity slowing me down. My splits for tonight's 5 miler mile 1: 8:34 mile 2: 8:40 mile 3: 8:20 mile 4: 8:10 mile 5: 8:45 ... and while I was definitely pushing it, I felt great!
    2009: BQ?


    Needs more cowbell!

      I hear that! I about crapped when I logged yesterday's EASY run and it was as fast as a Tempo run of half its length I did a month ago. I cannot wait to run my HMs! Big grin k

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        faster runs! Big grin Confession: I felt like I was getting progressively slower even though my miles have been going up up up. Now I realize - DUH! - that it was the heat and humidity slowing me down. My splits for tonight's 5 miler mile 1: 8:34 mile 2: 8:40 mile 3: 8:20 mile 4: 8:10 mile 5: 8:45 ... and while I was definitely pushing it, I felt great!
        Yep heat DEFINETLY slows ya down!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO @ getting faster!!

        Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson

          VERY NICE!! Lets all do a bring the cooler weather dance! Big grin

          Michelle

          Marathon Maniac # 3228



            Well, my six miler was not quite as fast as the five miler pace, but I have been struggling this summer to get to a 9:20 pace for any run. So I was shocked this evening that my easy run dropped in at an 8:42 pace! I even managed negative splits with a return trip 40 seconds faster than the outbound leg!


            Imminent Catastrophe

              What cooler weather? We ain't got none o' that down here in Jaw-Jaw.

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                You read my mind Tricia! I had the best run last night. What a difference 20 degrees can make! I was no where near as fast as you on my splits, but I was steady, consistent and it felt great. I have a feeling this is going to be a great fall running season!
                  Well, my six miler was not quite as fast as the five miler pace, but I have been struggling this summer to get to a 9:20 pace for any run. So I was shocked this evening that my easy run dropped in at an 8:42 pace! I even managed negative splits with a return trip 40 seconds faster than the outbound leg!
                  Nice run!!
                  2009: BQ?
                    You read my mind Tricia! I had the best run last night. What a difference 20 degrees can make! I was no where near as fast as you on my splits, but I was steady, consistent and it felt great. I have a feeling this is going to be a great fall running season!
                    Yay for fall running weather!
                    2009: BQ?
                      Colder weather just shortens the effective distance. Wink ( Clowning around)

                      Vim


                      A Dance with Monkeys

                        50 degrees tonight. Maybe I'll go for a run!


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          It's 55º here...I am heading out for a run in a bit and wearing long sleeves and long pants. I swear it was only 2 weeks ago that I was sweating my butt off in a tank and skirt. k

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            It's 55º here...I am heading out for a run in a bit and wearing long sleeves and long pants. I swear it was only 2 weeks ago that I was sweating my butt off in a tank and skirt. k
                            Wimp! Clowning around 46 yesterday - still in a skirt, moving from tanks to short sleeves although I may be breaking out some gloves soon. See why I can't fathom you guys being able to tolerate running in that heat Big grin I think Trent is either bored or tapering Wink

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                            Needs more cowbell!

                              Wimp! Clowning around
                              I know, isn't it funny? In a couple of months 55 will feel warm, but the drastic switch from 85 and humid to 55 with low humidity is really a shock to the system. 55 in the spring and I'd definitely be wearing a skirt, but not now...brrr.... Wink k

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)