Sunday, June 03, 2007

June. June used to be my favorite month when I lived in Chicago. That was the first month of the year where you were pretty much guaranteed that snow flurries wouldn't occur. The day was long, neighbors you haven't seen since previous September were once again tending to the lawn, planting flowers and washing their cars.

From a runner's perspective, June in Houston is a great training month. Miserable though it may be, summer running in Houston will get you fitter and faster in the fall. You just need to slog through heat, humidity and slow times.

Since the average low temperature is in the 70's, it is important to get up and run before the sun comes up. When that happens, the temperature quickly shoots above 80. At that point, exercise turns into a survival training as you need to watch for symptoms of overheating and dehydration.

Run Summary:

Start Time: 6:45 AM
Distance: 7.5 Miles
Time: 1:21:55
Pace: 10:55/mile
Shoes: Kayano (144.8 Miles)

Yes, there was a lot of walking today. Legs were also dead from yesterday's work out at the Y.

1 comment:

txrunnergirl said...

That's a great way to look at it Holden. When we finally do get that 1st cool front, we feel like we can run forever.