Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saco River Loop

Late start to the run and once again it was super humid out, thanks to a storm that had just winded down. However, it was a bit cooler out and I'd even have some rain later in the run, which was most welcome. Still, I've had it with this humidity. We haven't really had a break in weeks and it's getting a bit ridiculous.

The run went well though. Easy pace at first that gradually picked up and I hit the last four splits in 7:12, 7:11, 6:56 and 6:41. Worked up quite a hunger during the run and am looking forward to devouring some burritos Kate and I made last night made from local beef and produce and my brother's homemade hot sauces. Good stuff.

Ran 15.3 miles @ 7:41/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Moderately hilly.
Upper 60s, overcast, very humid, intermittent light to moderate rain in the last third.
Saucony Kinvara 3, shorts, handheld bottle (diluted Gatorade).
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1 comment:

middle.professor said...

It's the dew point stupid (no I'm not calling you stupid but just paraphrasing Bill Clinton). I spent much of last summer wondering why my training tanked and never considered the heat + humidity combo. Yes last summer was just as bad. This summer it finally struck me. I have a short post on it from a couple of weeks ago. Its more than just dew point though as direct sun and lack of wind are contributing x factors.