Saturday, May 24, 2008

Humidity

We don't usually have humidity here in Reno. Like, at all. Paint dries on one side of the room before you're done painting the other side, wet shoes dry out in a matter of hours, skin and lips crack and peel. Now, I lived for a number of years in different parts of Oregon, and grew up in the Midwest, so I'm familiar with humidity. (At one point living in a dumpy Eugene, OR college rental house, I actually had mushrooms growing in my shower...) So it was a nice change this morning to go for a run this morning on such a drizzly, humid day.

After being in the 90's last weekend, the end of this week dropped to the low 60's and rain. It absolutely poured last night, but there was a break this morning, so I left home around 5:15, just as dawn was breaking. It was nice and peaceful down by the river, and I pretty much followed the course from the Rock-n-River Half marathon a few weeks ago out to the Patagonia warehouse. Looped around it and came back on 4th Street, then decided to stretch the run out a little and do the big hill up McCarran to King's Row. That gave me just under 13 miles, which was good - I was hoping for 12.

Kept my pace pretty consistent, about 8:15 except for that big hill. Happy but tired. Lumpy performed admirably...



In other news, I made the weekend splits over at Half-Fast! Uhh, dubious honor, I think...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Okay, that was a strange car article you were posted for sharing, but the picture with the broken bottles- now that looks like it could make some grown men cry! You're funny.

I also had a great run at 6:30 this morning, and only got sprinkled on a little bit. So fresh and clean, and the perfect temperature to run in!