September 5, 2005
Jerry Lewis in Indochina
This morning my husband and I ran together for the first time in a while. I had 14 to run and he had 15. I wasn't totally sure I could stay with him but thought I'd try. As a secondary goal - in case he dropped me - I set the virtual training partner thing on the GPS for 14 miles at 8:30, and decided if I could stay under 8:30 for the whole thing I'd be happy.
We've had much drier air for the past two days, and you just can't understand how lovely that is unless you have to train here during the summer. Mike started off trying to run 8:20s but just couldn't hold back. Since I usually take a mile or 3 to warm up, this was a little brisk but I knew I'd feel better after a few miles. We did flat and little hills and slight grades, and I ended up with 7:57 avg for the whole 14, and I beat virtual man by nine-tenths of a mile. We stopped twice at water fountains for about 40s total - not even worth stopping the watch. In a way I'm happier with this run than with the marathon-pace run Saturday.
This afternoon I had 4 recovery miles leftover from yesterday. Although it was 5:30pm and hot, the low humidity really made a difference. I hope this lasts a few more days. Ah.
Posted by joe positive at September 5, 2005 7:14 PM