Nice little 5-miler today, although not really that nice. Nasty heat and humidity made this run a challenging one.
Start Time: 6 PM. Waited as long as I could.
Distance: 5 miles.
Time: Not sure but not all that good, maybe averaging out to 8:30 miles? Hot up-and-down puts me just about at my worst.
Route: Same as last week, a run I’m starting to grow fond of calling “Spring Hill Served 3 Ways”, referring to the short nasty uphill you get at the beginning up Lowell St. from Somerville Ave., the longer nagging uphill you get when you approach from Davis Square up Summer St., and then the also short but even a bit nastier effect of adding some hill sprints to the first, steepest approach. A lovely dish, best served piping hot, like today.
Pre-Run: The usual, light stretching, etc.
Notes: Nothing too much to comment on. Weather was gross and I was sore from yesterday’s 10-miler.
Post-Run: Immediately jumped in to help Suz make dinner, so didn’t cool off right away, which was potentially a mistake.
Tomorrow the heat is supposed to hold up and I’m supposed to go out for a pretty hard effort. Should be fun. Hopefully this business about being able to acclimate to heat is actually worth something.