Today’s run (street): 3.1 miles
I’ve been off the blogging grid for the past two days, and most of today, because I’ve been consumed with a work project. After taking my usual Monday rest day and Tuesday as another recovery day, I was back on the street this morning. I wasn’t psyched to go out at 8:00 AM, as the news was reporting 78 degrees and a dew point of 71.
I tried to set a strong pace but, felt frustrated with my turnover. The good news was, despite the hot and humid conditions, I wasn’t tempted to tone down the effort. At around the one mile mark, I recalled that today was September 11. Except for when it fell on the weekend, this was the first time I didn’t need to commute into the city on that day. It always made me nervous to be in Penn Station on 9/11.
20 minutes into the run, I was looking forward to finishing up. Still, I kept up the effort and wondered if it would translate into a credible time. My heart rate indicated that I was holding about 80% of MAX, so even if I wasn’t moving very fast, I was trying. I ended up averaging 9:14 a mile. Given the weather, that was more than satisfactory. It was good to be back on the road, but I’m really looking forward to the fall weather.