Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weather Record

Yesterday, temps in Dallas broke a record -- it was a record low high if that makes sense.  Before, our lowest high for July 15 had been 79, yesterday's high was 74.  And of course it was a no run day.  Argh!

But the good news is that this week has highs in the mid-90s for the rest of the week, so at least my commutes in the evening won't be too miserable. 

This is just so nice that I wanted to document it, given that it seems like not that long ago that I was complaining about the opposite of a low high, we were suffering from record high lows (as in it just wasn't cooling off at night at all).  It's funny to look back at my posts from last year in early August -- it was in the mid-80s at 5:15 a.m. almost all the time, and I was dealing with it.  This year, it's in the mid-70s and I'm struggling. 

Today we had 2 easy, 6 progressive tempo miles, then 1 easy.  I crashed and burned hard on the tempo.  I was close to on pace for the first 4, but the last two were just a mess.  Oh well, I keep trying to tell myself that this is the point of training, particularly this year.  This year the goal is to push myself and to push hard.  Only two and a half more months!! 

3 comments:

  1. The cooler temps have been nice, but it sure has been humid!! I miss that one week we had a couple of days ago when the temperature and humidity were perfect!

    Good job finishing the training run today, even if it didn't go as you hoped. You got out there and did the miles! I must have been traveling or super far behind on blogs if/when you announced which marathon you are training for. Which one are signed up for?

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    1. I'm training for Berlin on Sept. 29.

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