With Irene practically shutting the city down, I decided to get my run in early this morning. I woke up at 3:40, and by 4:45, I was out the door. My Garmin even had a hard time finding a satellite.
Today I only had ten since I was scheduled to run the Annapolis 10-miler (which got cancelled by the Annapolis City Emergency Management). I started off nice and slow to give my legs a nice warm up.
Confession: I missed two 8 milers and a 4 miler this week, but added a 6 miler on my Cross Day.
It was dark. And the sky looked sort of scary with all of the clouds. I started off in the hood and once I warmed up (did I mention I didn't run 3 days in a row). I decided to start pushing a little. Mile 4-7was under 8:30.
Off and on Irene offered nice breezes that were nice and refreshing misty rain, which I normally HATE. In between the wind and mist, it was hot... humid and STICKY! My legs felt strong and I kept pushing it.
It was nice to finish in 1:27. Not a 10 mile PR, but probably a lot better than I would have done at the race tomorrow... it was kinda hilly.
And honestly, I feel like I am getting used to running solo again. I mean, a few weeks ago, I dreaded going on long runs alone. I am still not in love with the idea, but I felt good. Not overly tired or that I pushed myself too much (maybe I needed to run faster). I still prefer to run with company... I miss conversations, but it is my situations right now.
Has Irene affected your running schedule? I plan on running 10 miles tomorrow too. It will probably be on Milles though because it will be raining... but I will try to get out if I can.