August 26, 2009
not my favorite time of year
This is not my favorite time of year.
It rarely goes below 77F, and never gets under 75 unless lightning's about to strike the very spot where you stand. Humidity's usually around 90% except during the middle of sunny days, when it's sometimes below 50% (but the temp is in the 90s). We get heavy rain every day, which makes pre-dawn running a veritable steeplechase trying to avoid deep puddles as well as the usual potholes and car hi-beams and dogwalkers and loose cats and trash and storm debris in the road.
The wet leafy tree cover confuses older GPSs like the one I'm using at the moment; this really sucks when you're slogging through a run and just want it to be over with and the miles seem to crawl by. It also sucks when you're trying to zero in on some pace for some workout and the damn watch says you're going a minute too fast (wtf!) or too slow (shit!).
After a long summer of training (and very little racing), I start to wonder if my fitness has oozed away. Every ache and pain becomes a potential disaster. I am ready for summer to be over, but we won't feel the first cool breath of autumn until late October.
Posted by joe positive at August 26, 2009 3:52 PM
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My favorite time of the year to run is the fall. I feel like the fall is the season of running. Whenever I take a big deep breath during the fall, I can feel running. It's hard to explain but I'm sure you, as a fellow runner, understand.
Posted by: Mr. Patrick at August 30, 2009 4:24 PM
Race this weekend.
Posted by: mindi at September 1, 2009 9:09 PM