Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something Cool Happened This Morning

Wednesday's are fun training days for me because I usually get to sleep in until at least 5:30am.  Today it was fun for a whole different reason.  The alarm went off and I got right out of bed and tossed on my Brooks and my running shorts and headed for the front door.  As I opened the door and walked outside something was different?  That something was that I was not immediately hit with air that felt like it was emanating out of a blast furnace.  It was, dare I say, comfortable?  Yep, 72 degrees and the humidity was bearable. It wasn't cold and I was still sweating like a pig after about 10 minutes but it was nice.

The workout was a tough one too!  It was the speed interval workout and it had more intervals than ever before.   The entire workout was for 1h 10m and had 12 x 1 minute Zone 5 Sprints with a 3 minute recovery.  The first 4 intervals I was averaging a 5 min/mi pace by the last two intervals my average was down to 6:30 min/mi pace and on interval #11 actually had some vomit come up in my mouth - it was not all that pleasant!  But the workout was awesome and I ended up logging a total of 8.30 miles.

It is amazing what can be accomplished outdoors when you can actual breathe!

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff

23 comments:

  1. good man. for real, you guys needed a break.

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  2. That is awesome!! You have been dealing with some crazy hot weather!

    What is funny is that those are our "warmer than normal" temps! ha ha. I guess I am pretty spoiled (although, in Jan when you are running in shorts and I look like the stay-puff marshmellow man, I will be jealous).

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  3. Once you have taken advantage of the weather can you push it over to the Carolinas?

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  4. If it got up to 72 here, I'd have heatstroke... great tho for you to enjoy after all the heat!

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  5. Sounds like you're gunning for the pukey award. Nice work!

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  6. Luke, Ill see if we can get it shipped your way for the weekend!

    Mandy - our winters are pretty freaking awesome. Sometimes we get ice and the entire state freaks the hell out and they cancel schools. I am gonna have to get some gloves and tights for cycling though!

    Amanda - BDD has given me a couple of pukies already! This was more of an acidy-type of puke and really only a full on projectile vomit should get that award!!

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  7. Ohhhhh - I am so jealous! I'm hoping and wishing that that awesome weather comes my way very very soon. I wore a tshirt this morning thinking maybe today would be the day. No such luck.

    Glad you were blessed with some awesome weather! Sounds like you had a great workout, too! Always awesome.

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  8. Yay to cool weather! and nice job on on the run!

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  9. I know what you mean, brother.
    I was swimming outside this afternoon and I swear when the wind blew and hit my arms, it felt cool... even though it was high 80s outside.

    FYI: I have started to grow a ponytail and I cut up my old steel belted radials to use as running shoes until the calluses have built up on my feet.

    I am also started to chant....

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  10. Great, another post that shows me that there are more supermen on this Earth.

    Amazing performance man!

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  11. Way to rock the workout! Hopefully the weather stay bearable for a while.

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  12. Yesss! I experienced the same coolness too. It was soooo very nice!

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  13. Yay for comfortable running weather! We have that here too...it's awesome!
    Great job on your track workout. I'm sure you'll get the BDD Pukie Award! :)

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  14. Damn, that is some good running. I miss my Texas weather when it is February in Western Mass, but the Fall here, you just can't beat it. Great job today!

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  15. Great job! Here's hoping to more "cooler" days!!! ;)

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  16. Nice weather or not, that is a hardcore workout. Well done!

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  17. that's great about the weather change....it's nice here too, I just packed up my running tanks for next summer!

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  18. Oh man, now you're going to get comfy with the better weather and then just get hammered race day. :)

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  19. Good times man! Yeah, you need a break already hahaha.

    If its not 100000 degrees, it is raining.

    Keep up the good work!

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  20. Dude, I know exactly what you're on about. Our morning lows were in the 90's for 2 months. That makes 5AM a bad time to be outside. Now the lows are in the 75-range, and I'm loving life. My run pace has improved by at least 1:00/mile with no other changes. Wooo!!!

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  21. It got hot fast here, now I know why, hmpf!!!!!!! Take it back, I dont want it

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  22. Great run! puking is not always a bad thing *lol*
    C'mon out to Maine~5:30am this time of year is a bit cooler. Wore gloves on my ride the other day, yup gloves!! (it was high 40's)

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