Sunday, May 27, 2007

The heat is on

Damn. Summer is here. The good news - it's been a cool May for Houston. The bad news - it's only going to get warmer. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the heat? ;-)

This morning, I met up with the peeps for the 1st time in what feels like forever! Pam, Kay, Courtney, Amy and I managed to get in 7 miles, but not without noticing how much warmer it felt than yesterday morning. It was 78 degrees and humid, but the sun was out in full force. No clouds today. I forgot how much a little heat could slow me down. The last time Kay and I ran together back in March, we were running between 6 & 8 miles at about a 10:30/10:45 pace doing 5/1s. Today, we ended up doing our 7-miler at an 11:41 pace. Ugh, when summer really hits, I imagine my pace will be in the 12-minute range. I hate the heat. Did I say that already?

Afterwards, I ran into a Houston Fit bud, Vicky. Vicky and I trained for NYC together back in 2003 and we still keep in touch. She's running San Diego next week, so best of luck to her! When she gets back in town, we're going to meet so she can share some of her Garmin knowledge with me.

Next, I headed home and took the kiddo to playgroup. Afterwards, she actually told me she was ready to go home. This was a sure sign that she was ready for a nap. Woohoo! For the second day in a row, this runnergirl took a nap! I honestly can't remember the last time I did that. Talk about awesome. This afternoon we grilled burgers for the sister-in-law and nephews and just hung out. Tomorrow, we're heading to the beach! Ahhh, I love 3 day weekends!

5 comments:

J~Mom said...

I actually like the heat...I am strange that way but at least I live in the right spot. :>) Great job on your run and enjoy the weekend!

Marcy said...

I'm like Lisa, once I get used to it I like it. But the first couple weeks of this "nice" weather kicks my butt hardcore. CONGRATS on the nap, they are few and far to come by LOL!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your great time in the Astros 5K! I felt so badly that I totally forgot to ask you how your foot was doing when I saw you after the race - glad it didn't slow you down! Are you running with HF Fall? June has convinced me that 5/1s are the way to go for my first marathon. Great job again on the 5K!

Margo

TX Runner Girl said...

Hey Margo! I am doing HF this fall. It just seems to work best for my crazy schedule. But, I can't run with the group until mid-August when the summer semester is all done. I agree with June about the 5/1s..it rocks! I'll see ya out there!

JustJunebug said...

maybe not 5/1's, but more like 6 or 7/1's for the actual marathon!...5/1's work well for training!!