Ran 2.9 miles @ 7:44/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 155/167
Upper 80s, very humid.
I was raised in Florida and was very active as a kid, which meant skateboarding, games of football, basketball, soccer, and the other usual kid and teenage games outside and all in this kind of weather. I don't know how I did it. This kind of heat is downright brutal and I have no desire to train in it. But alas, I managed to get out there for a meager 2.9 miles this evening after it cooled down a little (down to 88 degrees, ugh). Even after an ice cold shower, I sit here in my chair still sweating like a banshee. But relief is in sight, as temperatures will return to their seasonal norms on Sunday. Thank goodness.
Just thought I'd mention that I recently discovered Google Reader as a very convenient way to keep up with everyone's blogs. I suspect most of you bloggers already knew about this tool and I simply missed the boat, but in case you didn't, check it out. It's awesome.
And iPod prices have come down dramatically compared to even a year ago, and I treated myself to a nice 30GB version. With it, I have discovered the wonderful world of podcasts. Notably, Phedippidations is available for free on iTunes. Very entertaining, and the host is a huge Red Sox fan which makes it even better. He covers topics that I imagine would appeal to any runner on any level, and does it in a way that is well produced and very dynamic. EndurancePlanet also has some good running content on there, including interviews with ultrarunning deity Scott Jurek and the over-hyped Dean Karnazes. If anyone knows of any others, post them as a comment or shoot me an email. I'd love to add more to my library.