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Thursday, October 18, 2012

7.2 miles

I'm home!  And just in time; the fall colors are SO beautiful (I'll try to post some pics soon).

Well like I said, I just returned home from a 6-month hiatus overseas.  I learned a lot and made some awesome new friends.  The temperature here in Ohio is 30f degrees cooler than where I was, and today's workout is a testament of what difference the weather has on my training.

I was trying to run an average of 12-18 miles per week while deployed.  Temps hovered in the 98f-105f degree range (surprisingly enough, at night).   I quickly acclimated to the heat, but it was brutal!  I averaged anywhere between 9:30-11:00 min/mile pace.  Blah...

Earlier today, I ran one of my quickest 10K's to date (50:44, 8:10 avg pace) in 62f degrees (despite sporty winds, blowing at 17 and gusting to 28mph).  I typically prefer 50f degrees but today's 62f was much appreciated (vs. 92f from last week).  I finished up with a 1.0 mile cool down run...  Total of 7.2 mils on the day.  Not bad for my 1st run since my return!  Blessed and thankful

Anyways, the big take-away is that I am home.  I'll be sure to post more often and also review a few more gadgets (I am contemplating a new running gps wristwatch and also a pair of minimalist running shoes).

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care and stay safe!

Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

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