Monday, September 12, 2011

Kenyan Way Long Run - 13 12 Miles (Cut Back Week)

I didn't really check the weather on Saturday before leaving, but if I had to guess it was around 74 degrees (was supposed to be cooler) with more humidity than we had been blessed with the previous 7 days.

Lets just say that I was sweatier after Saturdays 12 miles than I was on the 20 miler last weekend.  Doi.

As I mentioned the schedule said 13, but I only got 4 in before heading out with Cari.  We left maybe 3-4 minutes before the first group took off.  It still felt 'good' out and Cari was happy about it, so I ran too fast with her for the 1st couple of miles before telling her that I wanted to save it so I just let her be a bit ahead of me throughout the 6 at the end.  I would catch her at the water stops and then we'd go off again.  Once I had 4 left to do I picked it up even more (but still the Garmin was not reflecting that so I dont know what the hell was wrong with it).

I definitely felt the tiredness in my legs from all the moving activities and there was soreness in them too due to all the stairs (I now live on the 2nd floor) for 2 days.  Up.  Down.  Up.  Down.  Plus I have a parking garage and there are stairs there too.  :o/   I hate stairs.

Because of this I just didn't feel that this run was what I had hoped for, but its fine.  Its one of the reasons I scheduled my move for a weekend in between long runs, so it was the right thing to do.  I also wanted to be moved way in advance of going to Chicago.

The extra humidity was unfortunate but hey, considering that I survived worse all Summer, it was still awesome out.  And where were the 64deg temps?????!!!!!!  They sure werent here like they said!

We are scheduled for 100+ degree temps through Wednesday/Thursday again, but this typically happens here.  September teases, then it mocks us, then it goes back to 'normal'.  Just happened a bit sooner than it normally does.

I'd give anything for some true 60's this coming Saturday morning, but I know thats not going to happen so I will just have to make the best of it!!!

How were your long runs?  Races?  Big week ahead?


Jamoosh said...

I ran early down in Pearland on Saturday and Sunday and both days the humidity was in the low 90's.

Mother Nature hates me.

Gaslight ;-) said...

Toughest 10K Saturday!