Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hello Sunshine

all smiles at 6AM WTF?
I know, I know most people will think I am crazy when I get excited about 80 degree weather or the sun. But unless you live in the Seattle area you will not understand what it is like to have months and months of 60 degrees.  This morning I woke up at 5:50AM to get ready for my 10K and the sun was out! It was going to be a beautiful day. A typical sunny day in Seattle starts out cooler and ends in the high 70's, maybe 80s. This morning was anything but cool! It was glorious and sunny!  I will never talk bad about the sun, but I think I got a taste of what everyone has been complaining about all summer. It was HOT today at 7:30AM when the run started! I think we had about 5% shade cover the entire run, every person I saw was sweating.

View from the start/finish line

 I was thankful that yesterday I picked up a Nathan handheld water bottle, while my hand was sweaty from the run, it was so nice to have something to drink. I started my morning with a cocktail of cold medicine which helped keep the cold symptoms away, but my lungs were feeling the run for sure. I meet a couple of really nice people along the way, one girl was running her first 10K and we kept leap frogging each other. Finally I dropped off running with her and I never caught back up with her. It is nice to have such a great running community out there, no matter what level you are at you are bound to find someone to chat with while you run. One lady even ran by me and said - awesome blue socks, such great energy!

Post run...covered in sweat!

Post run there was supposed to be a pancake breakfast, which meant here was no post run I didn't wait in line for pancakes as honestly I don't think my stomach could take it. I walked back to my car and headed for home. A mega smoothie was made once I got home followed by a large cup of coffee :)!

My time wasn't where I wanted it, but it was where I needed it to be for my half marathon training plan. My plan today called for 6 miles @ 14:23 and I did 6.21 miles at 13:34 - slower then what I wanted, but better then my plan called, so its a win right? Either way I am happy that I am done with it and look forward to beating that time next month at the Iron Girl 10K.

What was your Sunday like? What did you accomplish before 9AM?

1 comment:

  1. great job on your run!! that's how i am too on my runs, as long as i'm faster than my plan, it's all good! i am so jealous of months of 60 degree weather, so much better than months of 85+ weather!