Thursday, September 02, 2010

Third Early Morning Run in a Row

I don't think I've ever done three consecutive days of early morning runs. And while I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow (no school), I must say I've rather enjoyed getting up early and getting in some mileage these past few days.

That being said, I don't think I'll be doing them regularly. I've only really done it this week to beat the heat. However, there will be days that are so busy that running in the early morning will be the only option, so it's been good to reinforce that they are actually pretty enjoyable when they have to be done.

This morning was warmer and more humid than the other days, which isn't very surprising given today is supposed to the hottest day of the heat wave (98 degrees predicted). It flat out sucks. But at least relief is on the way beginning tomorrow.

Run itself went well. Despite only getting five hours of sleep last night, I woke up at 4:25am pretty easily and my legs had more pep in them than the previous two mornings (but still slow). Good run. No plans on making today a double.

Ran 5.1 miles @ 8:50/mile pace.
Trails, fire roads.
Slightly hilly.
Mid 60s, clear, humid.
Asics Trail Attacks, shorts, short sleeved shirt, headlamp.


Sparkplug said...

Nice job Jamie! Impressive string of extra early morning runs! Hopefully by tomorrow it won't be necessary and we can all go back to enjoying the Maine we know and love, not this ridiculously hot, humid place we're currently in right now!!

Richard said...

I totally identify with you on all the pros and cons of morning runs - your day is clear, you beat the weather but your legs are stiff and you feel tired.

Richard said...

I toally ageee with your sentiments on early morning runs. A clear day and beat the weather versus slow legs and a tired feeling.

middle.professor said...

What Richard said. I'm not an early morning runner and wonder if I'd be a runner at all if I had a 8-6 job. Way to maintain the training.

pathfinder said...

early morning runs are my favorite unfortunately I have to be to work early so I don't get to run before work. (I mean early, I start at 4:30 am)