Wow! I can't believe it. It was so nice this morning. We NEVER have this kind of weather in Mississippi in August. This morning's low was around 56 degrees. I can't believe it. I LOVE the first cool snap. It get's everyone in a "giddy" mood in the steamy south.
This morning I headed out for a tempo run. I started with a 2 mile warm up. At this point I was struggling. Woke up feeling, well, feeling - not so fired up about the running plan for today. As mentioned before, too many times (sorry), just get out the door. After the warm up I had a 5 mile tempo run on hills and I averaged 8:18 pace. I was running by heart rate. Took a little while to get my heart rate into range, but from then on it was no problem. The cool dry weather makes a HUGE difference in my running. After the warm up, feeling better, running better, what a nice morning. Finished the tempo and then had a 3 mile cool down and I also ran 12 X 15 second sprints.
The bad thing about an early cool front is it really turns on the "fall fever" WAY to early for South MS. We are lucky if we have a couple of cool fronts in Sept. I still enjoyed ever minute of it. Even now @ 2:30 pm it's only 81 degrees and dry air. Typically it would be in the 90's for sure. Love'n it! I think we even have another cool morning for Tues. Meeting Amber to run so it should be a "chatty, giddy, run." Looking forward to it!