Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2

So much for the streak of cloudy runs. Tonight was still on the cooler side at 100 but the sun was out in all it's glory. At least I was home a bit later so I would only be catching the tail end of the heat.

Once again I started off with a quarter mile of walking but like last night it jumped from the 90s to the one-teens as soon as I began the slow shuffle and was up to the high 120s by the half mile mark. I wound up spiking it to 135 bpm shortly after due to some douche in a lifted truck decided it would be funny to gun it so I would get caught in the black cloud. Douche.

For the rest of the run there was little or no excitement; just me fighting to keep the HR down. With the sun and the heat there were a few momentary jumps to 133 but the rest of the time I was pretty much in the 128-132 range during mile 2, 3 and 4. I would have preferred that mile 4 was lower but even with a 13:09 it really wasn't happening. To cap off the run I walked the final .2 to cool down.

Thankfully tomorrow is a rest day and since I took the day off from work I plan on sleeping in before Christine and I begin tearing down a 1969 Mercury Cougar project car that has been collecting dust in our garage for the last year and a half. So excited.

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