It’s the humidity, stupid

So it turns out that my hypothesis about humidity making it feel much, much colder on Saturday was true: I did my 3.0 miles for today outside in weather that was probably 5 degrees colder than yesterday afternoon’s run, and it felt about 5 degrees warmer. Go figure.

But, the first mental milestone is past – I made one full week on a program! My optimism at eking out a little extra may have been misplaced – Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday’s runs were not in the pantheon of “good” runs, but neither were they bad runs. They were tough, and rightly so – It’s been probably a quarter since I did more than 10 miles in a week. I’d pull it up off of the Forerunner, ‘cept I dumped the memory to start fresh for 2005.

Speaking of fresh starts, it made my day to see that April-Anne jumped back into her shoes last week, too.

Today, I set out to do the bare minimum for the program, and finished 3.02 miles in 26:39, average of 8:50/mile.

For the week, I did 9 outside and 3.4 on a treadmill, for a total of 12.4, .4 ahead of plan.

Here’s to weeks 2 and 3, and the old college psychology class rumor – if you can do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit that takes at least 21 days to break.

3 thoughts on “It’s the humidity, stupid”

  1. thanks for the nice comment. Good luck with your training this week. It is only supposed to snow once this week–but who really knows. :)

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