Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Hot Mess

Ugh, what a difference 15 degrees makes!

Saturday, it was 55 degrees. I ran 8 miles at a 10:20 pace and felt as if I could run for-evah!

This morning, it was 70 degrees. It was also cloudy and foggy with a zillion % humidity. I ran 4 miles at a 10:29 pace and was just happy to be done.

An hour and a half later, as I was driving the kids to daycare, the temp was 62 and there was no humidity! A cool front came through the area while I was busy showering and pushed the clouds out, revealing a gorgeous blue sky and a pink/orange sunrise.

Welcome to Houston. Crazy weather!

I started my 4-miler with the intent of doing some 800 intervals. But, I didn't set my watch right and instead of stopping to fix it, I just decided to run. I really, really need to get re-acclimated to the warmer temps again, because I was being a total pansy this morning. Pretty soon, it'll be 80 degrees at 4:30 am and I will be looking forward to mornings like this with the temps dipping in the 70s. Ugh, like I said, welcome to Houston.



Michael said...

OK, sorry but I can't feel bad for you for the weather. My last run was in 25 degree temps with 23 mph winds - I would take 70 and humid any day :)

Jill said...

It's been since I lived in Iowa and humidity but man, I remember how miserable summer running was. Now, living in Colorado, summer running is heaven!! Can you say no humidity?!?

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

You could just as well be describing Florida too! Yesterday, perfectly sunny day, high about 80 but comfortable w/low humidity. This morning, 60, pouring rain. Yep, I ran in it for the last 2 miles. Thought I beat the rain and started gloating in my head about it at mile 7. Just then, the sky opened up and the lightning started. Nothing better than some lightning to force the speed work in : ) We'll be all acclimated before you know it.