I’m getting nervous for my half next Monday (Eastern Monday). The weather forecast at this moment is that it’s going to be 21C (69 degrees). Everybody who knows me and follow my blog for a while knows I’m not good at running in warm weather. That’s one of the reasons I run early in the morning in Summer. And 21C with sun is already too hot for me and it’s freaking me out. I hope the forecast will change during the week and it will be getting a bit cooler. We are having warmer weather these days, actually too warm for this time of year.
I’m thinking about doing my 4.8K (3 miles) run next Wednesday after work when it’s even a bit warmer than they forecast for Monday so I can see how I’m holding up in warmer weather these days. What do you think? Good idea or should I stick to my routine and run it early in the morning?
Tomorrow I have a health check at work. My employer arranges this for us every 3 years. If you don’t want to go, you can refuse it but I always go because they check almost everything. The entire check takes more than an hour. Last time I had this check was in 2008. I wasn’t running at that time and fitness level was too low for my age at that time. I’m curious how it will be now, must be better right?
I haven’t been posting much dinner and outfits pics lately but I promise they will return at my next post.
This week it’s taper week which means only 3 runs before the half on Monday: 2 runs of 4.8K (3 miles) and 1 of 8K (5 miles). This morning I did 4.8K. I didn’t watch my pace just ran at what felt good. It didn’t cost much effort and it was a great run and it is also my fastest run of this year.
Weather: dry, not to much wind, 6C (42 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 6:36 /km
Average speed: 9.1 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Stop in the name of love.