Donna’s in town so we decided to run. We set out at about 8:30 this morning from our house with our final destination being my parent’s house. It was in the high 60s when we left and sunny. For a while I was leading the pack (by a small amount) but after about 2 miles in Donna took the lead and kept it until the end.
The run was very difficult for me. I’m not used to the sun, heat, and humidity. I also started out too quickly and couldn’t maintain my pace through the run. I slowed significantly before the end. I was extremely surprised that I finished at a pace under 10 minutes per mile. I ran a little more than 6.5 miles because I doubled back at one point to make sure Donna and Mary were OK. My time for the morning was 1:04:41.
Mary’s run was difficult for her too because her knee was bothering her. I doubt the heat helped either. She ran through the pain and finished the 6.5 mile run in about 1:15:00 (+/- 2 minutes). Unlike myself she ran much faster during the second half of the run.
Donna, being a Floridian, ran much better than us. It wasn’t not to her. In fact it’s usually warmer when she runs so she had really good running conditions. She said she finished about 5 minutes ahead of me but I wouldn’t be surprised if she was even fast than that.