8.12.2007

Record heat yesterday

We set a new heat record yesterday: 98 degrees. I poured algicide in the still-green pool then pulled weeds while in the 96.5 degree shade.

Today it was 79 when I got out of bed at 620 to be downtown at 7 for the Sunday run. I had rolled over at 545 and could very well have stayed in the sack for more sleep but ... you know ... you gotta do what you gotta do. I was cussin' to myself that this marathon training is a pain in the a*s.

There was a crowd of eight this morning. Good for a hot August morning. It seems some of the previous regulars have splintered off to different groups suitable for whatever they've got going on. No more Mary. Jane. Cathy. Twins. Tim. Seth.

I did 1o today in 1:42. There was some strolling along with the running. It was a 10:13 pace which is better than last Sunday's 11:33 pace over 14 miles. I was a little stronger but definitely behind the training curve. The mojo better kick in sometime soon or it's gonna be heck hereforward.

10 comments:

Joe said...

boy, it's hot everywhere. And that has impact on all the times. I know you're dissappointed in the 1:42...it'll come along though as the temps moderate and you'll be fine for NYC so long as you get in the miles.

Thanks for all your comments earlier this afternoon!

peter said...

Yeah, mojo. It all depends on health and fortune. Good luck in NYC.

Michelle said...

You are getting out there and logging the miles that is HUGE.

Jank said...

The weekend sounded miserable down your way - congrats for dragging it out.

jeanne said...

i think it's harder getting up early on sunday than saturday. I need one day to sleep in before hell starts again.

too bad you weren't here this weekend; it was perfect, cool, low humidity, crisp! don't hate us though. it was just a fluke.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Heat sucks. Maybe it the winter its nice to dream about 98F but when you are sitting in it, it sucks. Good thing you didn't run in that.

Bex said...

I hear you on the heat. Marathon training IS a pain in the ass. And in the hams, quads, and calves. Sigh. My resolve is on the wane as well, esp. since I've been traveling for past 2 1/2 weeks.

Rae said...

Only 98??? In Florida?? We've been running 104-107 for about 2 weeks. It is MISERABLE!

Just12Finish said...

I hear you man.

Darrell said...

It's hard to have much mojo in those temps. Kudos for getting out there anyway.