Started my run at about 7:30
This is why I hate running in the morning, but since I had an extra day off...the humidity is just so high! I almost lost my shorts a few times due to the weight of them with lost water from my body. Yeah they're a tad too big on me but still.
I also opted not to carry the CamelBak as I didnt need the extra weight on my back, so I carried the AmphiPod which is about 16oz, much better than the FuelBelt 10oz'er. I really concentrated on my form making sure not to slump forward and all was well. No issues with the back, which of course hasnt been an issue when running anyway :o)
I did 7/1's today. Just to keep the heart rate down which really helped too. I also took some advice to really slow it down as my goal pace for Chicago is just under 10:00 miles, so I need to make sure and do the whole 30-45 sec slower thing.
Average paces were between 10:16 (fastest) and 10:51 (slowest; first mile; not surprised as I was a bit apprehensive).
Glad to have a good 6 miles under my belt already for the day...now to get some pool time in before we get socked with rain rain rain again...I hate hurricane/tropical storm season...
P.S. And to all you northeast folks out there...welcome to our world. Heat wave indeed ;o)