Monday, August 24, 2009

First Cool Snap

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!

4 comments:

Meg Runs said...

Hope your giddy run was cool and fun! So it went from 56 degrees in the morning up to 81 degrees? That's a jump...hope it stays cool for you this next month!
meg

HappyTrails said...

I love the crisp, clear air of fall. I just don't always like what comes after it!!! Glad you had a good run!
K

Cate said...

It's amazing what a difference cooler weather makes! I was struggling big time last week because it was SO hot and humid every day (mid 90s...that's really hot for me!)
Now that it's a liitle cooler every run is so much more enjoyable!

lindsay said...

it was nice and un-seasonably cool over the weekend here too but is back to hot and humid again. (although, could be worse, so i won't complain too much!) i definitely agree - the first mini-cool snap is awesome and leaves you wanting more (but not too much, of course).

nice job on the tempo run and getting yourself out the door. funny how that's often the hardest part :)