19 July 2010


I am still having to rely on my alarm to wake me up, even though I went to bed pretty early (9:30PM). I guess not early enough, since that inner clock still isn't ringing before my BlackBerry. Mike had decided to sit this one out due to previous biking commitment and Richard decided to text me 5 minutes before the meeting time to let us know that he overslept...again;-) Anyway, that left James and myself and we met up at their office at 5:45AM to log that 7 mile tempo run my training schedule called for. Again, the humidity was already sky-high, close to 100% according to James. While the temps were lower, it really doesn't make a difference when you feel like you are breathing in water in a steam room. Anyway, James and I headed out at the sub 8 minute pace required, but I could quickly tell that it would be another day of struggling for me. While we had planned to do a 7 mile run, I suggested to cut the run at roughly 6 miles today as I was just not liking the humidity factor. Hopefully, the weather situation will level out a little bit. We really can't leave the house any earlier for our runs. While I don't mind dealing with this enourmous heat and humidity during races, it really gets frustrating when all of your training feels like you are running in a sauna.

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